Brooks Field ..... Home of Seahawk Baseball
Located in the heart of campus, Brooks Field is a top-flight baseball facility that will continue as the site of the CAA Baseball Championships in 2010 and 2011. Brooks Field has hosted the postseason championship since 2004.
Head Coach: UNC Wilmington
The dean of coaches in the Colonial Athletic Association, Mark Scalf, returns for his 26th season at the helm of the baseball program in 2017.
Thanks in part to a prolific offense, Scalf guided UNCW to another 40-win season and the NCAA tournament in 2016. The Seahawks won their ninth CAA regular season crown and advanced to the regional finals for an eighth time.
UNCW landed 10 players on the CAA All-Conference squads, including five first-teamers. Nick Feight and Ryan Foster were honored as the league’s Player and Pitcher-of-the-Year, respectively, and were joined by Steven Linkous, Daniel Stack and Brian Mims on the first team.
Associate Head Coach: UNC Wilmington
Randy Hood has made an impact since he first stepped foot on the UNCW campus in 2001 and he continues to keep the Seahawks among the national leaders offensively as he enters his 15th season with the program in 2015-16. The Seahawks captured their fourth conference tournament title and advanced to their seventh NCAA regional appearance.
Hood, who runs the UNCW offense and serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator, fashioned a UNCW offense that ranked in the nation’s top-20 in four categories, including batting average (.303, 13th), scoring (seven runs per game, 16th), runs (412, 20th) and hits (627, 17th). The Seahawk lineup boasted eight players who hit above .280 and three players ranked in the Colonial Athletic Conference’s top-10 in batting average.
UNCW landed six offensive players on the All-CAA squads, including first-team selections Steven Linkous and Zach Shields. The duo powered the potent Seahawk offense, combining to score 106 runs and steal 47 bases.
Assistant Coach: UNC Wilmington
Matt Williams enters his fourth season with the Seahawk pitching staff in 2017.
The Seahawks featured Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher-of-the-Year Ryan Foster in 2016 as Foster finished second nationally with a school-record 13 wins. Foster also tossed his second career complete game in the NCAA regionals, limiting Duke to a run on eight hits.Foster, who was a first-team All-CAA honoree, led a staff that also included CAA All-Rookie selection Alex Royalty, who went 8-2 as a freshman. Sophomore reliever Austin Magestro was a third-team All-CAA selection and helped bolster the bullpen with a 5-3 record and three saves. He posted a 2.59 ERA and struck out 66 in 48.2 innings.
Two UNCW pitchers were taken in the 2016 draft as Taylor Hyssong went in the eighth round to Atlanta and Jared Gesell was drafted by Colorado in the 23rd round.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Director of Baseball Operations and Player Development