UNCW Baseball outscores Iona 41-12 in weekend sweep

UNCW Baseball outscores Iona 41-12 in weekend sweep


WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Fueled by a combined eight hits and 12 runs batted in from Brian Mims, Gavin Stupienski and Nick Feight, UNCW posted a season-high for runs scored in a 19-7 win over visiting Iona on Sunday at Brooks Field.

The Seahawks finished off the sweep of the Gaels to improve to 12-6. Iona, meanwhile, dropped to 4-12 as they begin a trip through North Carolina that continues at Davidson on Tuesday.

Mims and Stupienski had three hits apiece and drove in four and three runs, respectively. Stupienski belted his third homer of the season and was joined by Feight, who slammed his sixth round tripper of the season, this one a grand slam, accounting for four of his career-high five RBI's.

Robbie Thorburn added two hits and scored three runs while raising his stolen base total to nine with a pair of steals.

Cory Gantz (1-0) picked up the win while making his first start of the season. The junior went a career-long five innings and allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits and pair of walks. He finished with three strikeouts.

Leading Iona at the plate was Travis Mistretta, who went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBI's. Carmine Palummo added two hits and drove in two.

Patrick Ryan (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing seven runs, four earned over 3.1 innings.