UNCW Press Release
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Steven Linkous had three hits and three runs batted in for UNCW, but Maryland scored eight runs over the final four innings for an 11-9 win over the Seahawks on Sunday at Brooks Field.
The Terps improved to 8-4 with the road win while the Seahawks (9-4) saw their modest three-game winning streak halted. The loss was also UNCW's first at home this season.Keying the UMD effort was Kevin Smith with a double and a grand slam home run, driving in five runs.
Brandon Lowe and Kevin Martir added three hits apiece with Martir connecting on his second home run of the season.Reliever Bobby Ruse (3-0) picked up the win for the Terps while UNCW reliever Cory Gantz (1-2) was tagged with the loss.
Alex Robinson retired all five batters he faced to pick up his first save of the season.Corey Dick went 2-for-4, including his second homer of the season, and knocked in three runs. Terence Connelly added two hits.
Up next: The Seahawks continue their homestand on Mar. 10 with a 4 p.m. start against Toledo.How it happened: Maryland roughed up the UNCW bullpen in the sixth inning, plating five runs to take an 8-6 lead. Smith fueled the outburst with a grand slam off Gantz with two outs in the frame. UNCW managed to get to within 10-9 in the eighth, but wasn't able to draw even.Inside the box score: Both teams landed its leadoff hitter on base safely in 4-of-9 innings … Three times UMD's leadoff hitter came around to score … UNCW pitchers combined to walk 10 batters on the afternoon … The Seahawks collected four hits with two out … UMD had four, two-out RBI's.Notes: Neither starter figured in the decision for either club … Josh Roberson made his first collegiate start and allowed three runs on five hits and three walks over four innings … The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for UNCW against Maryland … Connelly and Gavin Stupienski extended their on-base streaks to 13 and eight games, respectively … With three errors committed by Maryland, UNCW opponents have now committed 40 in 13 games and are fielding just .917.