Diamond Hawks split doubleheader with Longwood

UNCW Press Release 

WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Brian Mims had three hits while Clark Cota and Robbie Thorburn drove in three runs apiece as UNCW roughed up Longwood, 11-1, in the second game of a doubleheader to win the weekend series on Saturday at Brooks Field.

The Seahawks improved to 5-9 with the win while the Lancers dropped to 6-11 with the loss. Longwood topped the Seahawks, 5-3, in game one.

In the nightcap, Cota and Thorburn were joined by Ryan Jeffers, each with two hits. Casey Golden scored twice and connected on a two-run home run, his fourth of the season. 
(3/11/2017) Baseball Vs. Longwood

Reliever Jordan Bissette (1-1) evened his record earning the win. Bissette limited the Big South's top offense to one hit over 1.2 innings of relief.

Starter Tyler Wirsu (0-2) took the loss for Longwood, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five in six innings.

Up next: The Seahawks close out their nine-game homestand on Tuesday with a 4 p.m. start against Coastal Carolina.

How it happened: Game 1: Longwood opened up a 2-1 ballgame in the fifth inning with three runs on three hits against losing pitcher Logan Beehler (0-3).
Game 2: UNCW was able to plate five runs in the seventh and four more in the eighth to build an 11-1 lead. In the seventh, Thorburn connected on a bases-clearing double to highlight the frame.

Home Runs: Game 1: UNCW Cota (off Wager in the sixth, bases empty, two out); Thorburn (off Wager in the second, bases empty, two out) | Game 2: UNCW Golden (off Corbitt in the eighth, one on, none out)

Inside the box score: Game 1: UNCW landed its leadoff hitter on base just one while Longwood did so four times ... Longwood left just five men on base ... Game 2: The Seahawks finished with five 2-out RBI's ... UNCW pitchers combined to hold LU hitless with runners on base (0-10) and RISP (0-4).

Notes: UNCW won its second series of the season ... The series was the first between the two programs ... Cole Weiss made his first collegiate start in the second game and responded with the go-ahead RBI in the fourth inning ... He also collected his first career hit and started three double plays ... In game two, the UNCW bullpen combined to allow just three hits and no runs over 5.1 innings ... Game two starter for UNCW was freshman Luke Gesell, who received a no-decision.