Diamond Hawks down North Carolina 6-2


WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Gavin Stupienski homered twice and UNCW pitchers combined to limit North Carolina to one earned run as UNCW topped the Tar Heels, 6-2, on Wednesday at Brooks Field.

The Seahawks gained a split of the home-and-home series and improved to 34-11 overall and 29-3 at Brooks Field. UNC, meanwhile, moved to 31-18 with the loss.

Stupienski finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three knocked in. It was his second multi-home run game of the season. Nick Feight added his team-leading 17th home run of the season.

Reliever Taylor Hyssong (2-0) picked the win with three innings out of the bullpen. Starter Whitman Barnes limited the Tar Heels to two hits and three walks while striking out four in four innings of shutout baseball. Jared Gesell nailed down his fifth save of the season.