Press release from UNCW
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - UNCW plated eight runs in the first three innings and Zarion Sharpe pitched four innings of one-run baseball as UNCW tripped up Maryland, 10-7, on Tuesday at Brooks Field.
The Seahawks evened their record at 9-9 with their fifth consecutive win while Maryland suffered its second loss in its last 13 games to fall to 12-7.
Sharpe, who didn't figure in the decision, struck out five and allowed just two hits in four innings of work. Austin Warren (2-1) picked up the win in relief. Clark Cota posted his third save, pitching a scoreless ninth.
Casey Golden and Ryan Jeffers finished with two hits apiece for UNCW and Daniel Stack knocked in two runs with a first-inning single as the Seahawks scored five runs.
(3/21/2017) Baseball Vs. Maryland
UM starter Mike Rescigno (1-1) took the loss, allowing six runs, four earned, in one-plus innings.
Marty Cotes finished with three hits while Zach Jancarski and Kevin Smith added two each. Cotes belted his third homer of the season while Smith connected on two to give him three also.
Up next: The series concludes on Wednesday with a 3:30 p.m. start. The Seahawks then open conference play on Friday when they host defending CAA champion William & Mary for three games. Friday's game will be a 6 p.m. start.
How it happened: UNCW built an 8-0 lead through three innings powered by a five-run first as 10 Seahawks made their way to the plate. Nick Feight opened the scoring with a RBI double and Mason Berne made it 2-0 with a RBI ground ball. Stack followed with a two-run single and Robbie Thorburn closed out the scoring with a sacrifice fly to right field for a 5-0 lead.
Home Runs: UNCW: none; UMD: Cotes (off Sharpe in the fourth inning, bases empty, one out), Smith (off Gantz in the fifth inning, leadoff), Smith 2 (off Warren in the sixth inning, bases empty, one out)
Inside the box score: UNCW landed its leadoff hitter on base four times and he came around to score all four times ... Both teams had one two-out RBI ... All three home runs for Maryland were with the bases empty ... The Seahawks plated four runners from third base with less than two out while UMD did so once.
Notes: UNCW went homerless for the first time in nine games ... Brian Mims extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a second inning single ... Golden now has a nine-game hitting streak ... Mims and Feight have reached safely in 13 and 12 games, respectively ... Tuesday was the third straight game UNCW has scored in double figures and the Seahawks are 5-0 when scoring 10+ runs ... UNCW leads the all-time series, 10-4.