WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The College of Charleston plated three runs in the top of the 10th inning to complete a comeback and knock off Colonial Athletic Association leader UNCW, 8-5, to avert a series sweep on Sunday at Brooks Field.
The Cougars (24-21-1, 8-10 CAA) improved to 2-1 in extra-inning games this season with the road win. UNCW saw it's 19-game home winning streak snapped and dropped 33-11 overall and 13-3 in the league.
Bradley Jones finished 3-for-5 at the plate and drove in five runs, including three on a fifth inning homer, his 11th of the season. Adding three hits for Charleston was Ryan Brown and Ervin Roper collected two hits.
Reliever Carter Love (3-2) earned the win with three innings of relief. He allowed two hits, walked two and struck out two while keeping the Seahawks off the scoreboard.
UNCW's Steven Linkous had three hits and scored twice while pushing his league-leading batting average to .409. Daniel Stack, Nick Stuart and Kennard McDowell each homered on the afternoon.
Closer Jared Gesell (1-3) was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning.