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Seahawks softball earns CAA tourney berth with weekend sweep

Seahawks softball earns CAA tourney berth with weekend sweep

The Seahawks softball team will play College of Charleston in the CAA tournament-opener Wednesday morning. (Source: UNCW Athletics) The Seahawks softball team will play College of Charleston in the CAA tournament-opener Wednesday morning. (Source: UNCW Athletics)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

For the second consecutive year, the UNCW softball team will be playing for an automatic NCAA tournament berth. The Seahawks beat College of Charleston 2-1 Saturday afternoon to earn a Colonial Athletic Association tournament bid.

Senior Sarah Davis (6-7) gave up just one run over four innings of work to earn her second win of the weekend. Lacey Fox carried the Seahawks offense with a 2-for-3 outing, including a double in the first inning to give the Seahawks an early 1-0 lead. A sacrifice fly by Anna Knox extended the lead to 2-0 in the second inning.

Haley Lenderman took over for Davis and pitched three frames without giving up a hit to earn her second save of the year. The Seahawks (19-27, 9-12 CAA) will face the Cougars in the opening game of the CAA Championship at James Madison's Veterans Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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