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Berger shutouts Diamond Hawks 1-0

UNCW Press Release

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Northeastern sophomore Nick Berger tossed a complete game, two-hit shutout as the Huskies edged UNCW, 1-0, in a pitcher's duel on Saturday in Colonial Athletic Association baseball action at Brooks Field.

The Huskies improved to 25-19 overall with the road win and 9-11 in the league. The Seahawks, who suffered their first home loss to the Huskies in eight games, dropped to 33-14 and 14-5.

Berger (5-5) rolled through the Seahawk lineup, needing just 109 pitches to go the distance. He walked two and struck out two while inducing 13 ground ball outs.

UNCW sophomore Jordan Ramsey (6-4) nearly matched Berger, allowing just one run on seven hits, walked two and struck out six in taking his second straight loss.

Aaron Barbosa and Rob Fonseca, who had the winning hit, each had two hits on the afternoon for the Huskies.

Matt Keeler and Luis Renvill were the only Seahawks to muster hits against Berger.

Next up: The Seahawks and Huskies conclude their weekend series with an 11 a.m. start on Sunday.

How it happened: Jason Vosler opened the ninth inning with a double to the right center field gap and he would score one batter later as Fonseca singled up the middle to score the game's only run.

Inside the numbers: The Seahawks struggled to an 0-for-8 effort at the plate with runners on base and were 1-for-9 with two out … Berger allowed three leadoff hitter to reach safely, but didn't allow a runner past second base on the afternoon.

Notes: Michael Bass took the collar for UNCW ending his hitting streak at nine games, his on base streak, which was the longest current streak in the nation ended at 42 games, one shy of the UNCW school record set by Nate Hall in 2008 … Luke Dunlap and Ryan LaGrange also had hitting streaks snapped at 16 and 15 games, respectively … Ramsey lowered his ERA to 2.13 … Justin Livengood pitched a perfect ninth inning in relief of Ramsey … After leaving 15 runners on base Friday, the Seahawks stranded just five on Saturday … Terence Connelly was hit for UNCW-leading 13th time this season … Vosler's double was the only extra base hit of the afternoon.

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