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UNCW Baseball releases 2023 schedule ^ North Carolina

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WILMINGTON (WWAY) — UNCW baseball head coach Randy Hood has announced the Seahawks’ 2023 season schedule.

The schedule includes 19 games against 2022 NCAA region participants and 31 home games beginning Feb. 17.

“We believe we’ve put together a strong schedule for the 2023 season,” said Hood, who is entering his fourth season as head coach in 2023. “With 19 games against programs that played in Regionals last season, we will all be tested this season and our fans will continue to see some of the best players in the nation.”

UNCW kicks off the 2023 season, which will feature Virginia, Navy and Ohio in the Hughes Bros. Baseball Challenge on February 17-19. Virginia will return to Brooks Field for the first time since the 2014 season. The Cavaliers were 39-19 in 2022 playing in the Greenville Regional.

The Seahawks continue their seven-game season opener the following weekend when they host Georgetown and Iona. Each team will play four games over the weekend. Georgetown set a program record for wins last season with 32, swept the nationally ranked UConn and entered the Big East tournament for the first time since 2018.

UNCW’s first road test of the season takes place on February 28th against Wake Forest. It will be the first of a home-and-home series that will conclude with the Demon Deacons’ May 16 visit to Brooks Field.

The Colonial Athletic Association game opens the fourth weekend of the season, and the Seahawks meet Conference freshmen Monmouth at home March 10-12.

With the additions of Stony Brook, Monmouth and North Carolina A&T bringing baseball membership to 11, the conference schedule has grown to 30 games for the first time since 2012. That season, the Seahawks won the regular-season title with a 24-6 record.

“The CAA continues to grow and become more competitive each season. We get tested every conference weekend.”

UNCW’s final non-conference weekend series will take place during their bye week on the CAA schedule. The Seahawks travel to Fort Worth, Texas for a three-game set with TCU starting April 14.

The Seahawks visit defending champion Hofstra April 28-30.

UNCW will host its annual Alumni Weekend April 21-23 when it plays Delaware. Three special teams in UNCW baseball history will be honored and recognized this weekend, beginning with the 1963 NJCAA championship team on Friday. The 2003 NCAA Regional Team and American Division Champions will be honored on Saturday, and the 2013 team that was CAA Regular Season and Tournament Champions will be recognized on Sunday.

The 2023 CAA Championship will be hosted by the College of Charleston May 24-27 at Patriots Point.

Season ticket renewals begin November 28 with a deadline of January 16. A renewal notification will be sent via email.

NCAA regional teams: Virginia (February 17); Wake Forest (February 28 away/May 16 home); Colombia (March 3-5); Charlotte (March 8); East Carolina (March 14 home / March 28 away); NC State (March 12 home/April 11 away); TCU (April 14-16); Campbell (April 18 home / May 9 away); North Carolina (removed April 25); Hofstra (removed from April 28th to 30th)

CAA Home Series: 10th-12th April, Monmouth; March 31-Apr 2, North Carolina A&T; 21-23 April, Delaware; May 5-8, Northeast; 18-20 May William & Mary

CAA Road series: 17th-19th March at Towson; 24-26 March at Stony Brook; 7th-9th April in Elon; 28-30 April in the Hofstra; May 12-14 at the College of Charleston

First Time Opponents: Navy, Colombia

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