UNCW softball extends win streak to 8 games

UNCW softball extends win streak to 8 games

WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW News Release) - Sophomore Kali Jones collected five hits and senior Merritt Wilkinson drove in five runs as UNCW extended its winning streak to a program-record eight straight games by sweeping a doubleheader against East Carolina at Boseman Field on Wednesday.

The Seahawks (23-6-1) earned a 7-2 decision in the first game before holding off East Carolina for a 6-3 triumph in the nightcap.

Jones went 5-for-7 in the twinbill with a run batted in. After posting a three-hit performance in the opener, Jones had a 2-for-3 effort in the second game with a stolen base.

Wilkinson, who collected three of the Seahawks' 22 hits in the doubleheader, matched a career high by recording four runs batted in during the second game, including her fourth home run of the season.

Sophomore Hannah Adamczyk and junior Kelsey Bryan also registered three hits each for the Seahawks, who finished their homestand with a 14-2 mark.

Sophomore Haley Lenderman moved her record to 3-1 after throwing four innings of relief in the first game, allowing just one hit with three strikeouts.

Junior Sarah Davis improved to 10-3 in the second game after giving up three runs on six hits with two strikeouts.

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