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UNCW baseball team loses first game in San Diego

UNCW Press Release

SAN DIEGO, Calif.Corey Dick collected two hits, scored a run and knocked one in for UNCW, but the Seahawks weren't able to solve San Diego starter PJ Conlon as the Toreros picked up a 5-2 win on Thursday at Fowler Field.

USD improved to 7-1 with its sixth straight victory while UNCW dropped to 4-5 with its second consecutive road loss.

Conlon (2-0) picked up the win, tossing six innings of six-hit, one-run baseball. He walked one and struck out two while inducing 10 ground ball outs. Max MacNabb earned the save, his first of the season, striking out the only batter he faced.

Dick was one of three Seahawks with two hits on the afternoon, joining Casey Golden and Ryan LaGrange.

Mat Batts (0-2) took his second loss in three starts this season, but pitched into the seventh for the first time. He allowed 11 hits, four runs and fanned four.

How it happened: USD plated two in the third and two more in the fourth to build a 4-0 lead off Batts. Bailey played the first run with a ground ball to third and Jenner came in from third on a bunt single by Kyle Holder. In the fourth, Connor Joe and Josh Goosen-Brown each had RBI single to extend the lead.

Inside the box score: The difference in the game came down to USD collecting four hits in RBI opportunities while UNCW was 2-for-8 … Three of USD's five runs scored with two-out, just one for UNCW … USD went 7-for-13 with two outs … Neither pitching staff allowed an extra base hit, there were 25 singles in the game.

Notes: UNCW dropped to 0-2 all-time against USD … The game was moved to Thursday because of expected rains in the San Diego area this weekend … Mat Batts raised his season strikeout total to 22 while allowing just one walk this season … Dick extended his hitting streak to five games.

Up next: The Seahawks are unsure of their schedule this weekend due to the rain, but look to take the field on Saturday against Cal with first-pitch to be announced.

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