Seahawks use long ball to beat Tribe

Seahawks use long ball to beat Tribe

News release from UNCW:

WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia - UNCW used four solo home runs and a 3.2 shutout innings from the bullpen to rally past William & Mary for a 7-4 Colonial Athletic Association series clinching win on Saturday at Plumeri Park.

The Seahawks, winners of their last three road games, raised their record to 18-9 overall and 4-2 in the league. The Tribe, meanwhile, slipped to 15-15 and 4-3.

Homering for the Seahawks were Brian Mims, Gavin Stupienski, Casey Golden and Andy Austin as UNCW scored five runs over the final two innings to rally from a 4-2 deficit. Steven Linkous and Mims finished with two hits apiece and Linkous swiped his 19th base of the season.

Reliever Taylor Hyssong (1-0) picked up the win while closer Jared Gesell earned his fourth save of the season.

Tribe closer Joe Gaouette (1-1) took the loss, allowing five runs on five hits and a walk over two innings.

Kyle Wrighte collected two hits for the Tribe, which erased a 2-0 deficit with four runs in the sixth.