Diamond Hawks name opening day starter

UNCW baseball

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW baseball coach Mark Scalf named the Seahawks opening day starter against Saint Joseph’s on Friday at 4 p.m.

Junior Luke Gessell will take the ball in game one of the season for the Seahawks, his first start since his freshman year.

"It’s awesome. I mean I have worked hard for it,” said Gessell. “A lot of these other guys have word hard for it as well. I am just ready to go out and compete.”

As a sophomore he was 3-2 with a 3.37 earned runs average in 21 appearances out of the bullpen.

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