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Diamond Hawks beat Hofstra for 30th win of the season

Diamond Hawks beat Hofstra for 30th win of the season (Source:UNCW) Diamond Hawks beat Hofstra for 30th win of the season (Source:UNCW)

News release from UNCW:

WILMINGTON, North Carolina - UNCW tied a season-high with five home runs and banged out 20 hits as the Seahawks clinched a Colonial Athletic Association series with a 10-5 win over visiting Hofstra on Friday at Brooks Field.

The Seahawks (30-10, 10-2 CAA) extended their record home winning streak 16 games and now own the nation's longest home-winning streak. The Pride (13-29, 4-12 CAA) dropped its fifth straight outing.

Freshman Alex Royalty (7-2) tied his career-high with seven innings of work, allowing two runs on 10 hits while striking out six. He did not walk a batter.

Posting three-hit games for UNCW were Brian Mims, Gavin Stupienski, Casey Golden and Robbie Thorburn. Feight knocked three runs while Mims, Golden and Thorburn each scored twice. Linkous and Kennard McDowell each drove in two runs. 
(4/30/2016) Baseball Vs. Hofstra

Hofstra starter John Rooney (2-6) took the loss, allowing seven runs on 12 hits in three innings.

Brad Witkowski led HU with three hits while Chris Hardardt, David Leiderman and Tom Archer each chipped in two hits. Max Dolente hit a three-run homer in the eighth, it was his third round-tripper of the season.

Up next: The two teams will conclude their series on Sunday with an 11 a.m. start.

Home Runs: Hofstra - Dolente (in the eighth inning off Easter, two on, one out); UNCW - Mims (off Rooney in the first inning, none on, one out), Feight (off Rooney in the first inning, one on, one out), McDowell (off Rooney in the third inning, one on, two out), Linkous (off Mundy in the fifth inning, one on, two out), Golden (off Mundy in the sixth inning, none on, two out)

How it happened: UNCW touched up HU starter John Rooney for four runs in the first inning. UNCW batted around as Brian Mims and Nick Feight homered and Robbie Thorburn added a RBI single late in the inning.

Inside the box score: UNCW plated seven runs and went 10-18 with two outs ... On the opposite side, Royalty allowed just one two-out hit over his seven innings and just three hits with runners on base ... Seven of UNCW's nine starters finished with multiple-hit games.

Notes: Nick Feight moved into a tie for second on UNCW's single season RBI list with Matt Poulk with 73 RBI's ... The Seahawks have 58 home runs on the season and tied their season-high set earlier against Iona and later equaled against East Tennessee State ... Both teams combined to walk just one batter on the game ... The Seahawks are now 25-2 at home. 

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