Jerry Edwards enters his sixth season as UNCG's pitching coach in 2018. The Spartan pitching staff continued to improve in the 2017 season, setting a school record with 19 saves and dropped its staff ERA to the lowest since the 2011 season. UNCG earned a 4.93 ERA in 524.0 innings and struck out 487 hitters. The strikeout total is the second-highest total in school history, finishing just eight behind the 2003 staff. Junior Jack Maynard earned Southern Conference All-Tournament honors after picking up a pair of saves in the Southern Conference Tournament. UNCG had six pitchers earn multiple wins during the season, led by Matt Frisbee and Dan Loats, who earned eight wins apiece. Six players also earned saves for the Spartans, led by Chad Sykes' seven. His total was the highest in a single season for an individual since Rob Gilliam saved seven games in 2008.