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Seahawks give up four-run lead, fall to Charleston Southern

UNCW Press Release

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern plated two runs in the ninth to edge past UNCW, 7-6, in college baseball action on Wednesday at the CSU Ballpark.

The Seahawks, who grabbed a lead in the top of the ninth on a RBI single by Terence Connelly, fell to 2-3 with the road loss while the Bucs improved to 3-2.

Michael Bass led a four-home run attack for UNCW with a pair of round tripper while Tyler Molinaro and Luis Renvil added solo shots. Bass added a double to complete a three-hit game.

Ricky Holden (1-1) was tagged with the loss for UNCW while Zack Hagaman (1-0) was credited with the win.

The turning point: With UNCW holding a 6-5 lead in the ninth, Hagaman was picked off second and ruled out, but the ruling was changed and Hagaman was sent to third when obstruction was called on the play. Hagaman would come around to tie the game on a single later in the inning by Jaren Sustar.

Notes: The Seahawks fell to 1-1 in one-run games … Terence Connelly and Molinaro both had two hits as UNCW out hit CSU, 10-8 … Secrest tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief … UNCW held a 4-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings … The loss was the first for the Seahawks versus CSU since 1997, just a span of four games though … UNCW leads the series 44-20 … Seahawk hitters were just 1-11 in advancing runners on the afternoon.

Next Game: The Seahawks host Lehigh for a three-game series b beginning on Friday at 4 p.m.

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