UNCW wins 10th straight in sweep over Hofstra

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UCCasey Golden delivered a two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth to lift UNCW to a 5-3 win over Hofstra on Sunday and complete a sweep of the Pride at University Field.

The Seahawks improved to 28-8 overall and 11-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with their 10th straight victory. The Pride dropped to 13-22 and 3-12 in the league.

Casey Golden. Photo courtesy UNCW Athletics
Casey Golden. Photo courtesy UNCW Athletics.

Reliever Will Shepley (4-0) picked up the win, striking out two and walking one over two shutout innings.

With the game tied at five in the ninth, Zack Canada led off the inning with a pinch-hit single and Linkous followed with a single two batters later. A bunt moved both runners up for Golden, who lined a 3-0 offering into left center for a double to plate the go-ahead runs.

Brendan Mulligan (1-2) suffered the loss, allowing two runs on four hits in 3.1 innings of relief.

Golden was joined by Steven Linkous and Luke Dunlap with two hits apiece.

The Seahawks host North Carolina at 6 p.m. Wednesday.