WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW sophomore Jordan Ramsey, a righthanded pitcher, is ranked 76th on Baseball America's Top-100 listing of the top draft-eligible players at the college level entering the 2014 season.
Ramsey, who was a Colonial Athletic Association third-team selection as a sophomore, enters the season as the league's leader in earned run average after posting a 2.34 mark in 2013 and limited opponents to a .236 batting average.
In two seasons with the Seahawks, Ramsey owns a 10-9 mark in 30 starts while fashioning a 3.12 ERA. He has struck out 137 batters in 170 innings.
Ramsey was selected by Kansas City in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball draft after a decorated prep career at North Davidson High School.
The Seahawks open the 2014 season as the two-time defending regular season champions of the CAA. UNCW made its sixth appearance in the NCAA tournament in 2013, earning a bid as an at-large selection for the third time in the program's history.
The CAA boasted three teams in the NCAA tournament as Towson earned the league's automatic bid for the first time and William & Mary earned an at-large bid.
UNCW returns a majority of its staff, including all six pitchers who combined to make all 61 starts. Senior Mat Batts, the reigning CAA Pitcher-of-the-Year, joins Ramsey in the starting rotation following a 9-4 season for the Diamond Hawks. Rounding out the staff as those who started games last season are seniors Christian MacDonald (13 starts) and Blaze Tart (10) and sophomores Evan Phillips (5) and Nick Monroe (1).
The 2014 opens on Feb. 14, with the Seahawks hosting the Hughes Bros. Challenge with Virginia, Kentucky and VMI.