Diamond Hawks bounce back in road win at Campbell

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Casey Golden had three hits and knocked in two runs, while the UNCW bullpen combined to allow one run over 8.1 innings as UNCW stormed past Campbell 9-4 in game that ended just before midnight Wednesday at Jim Perry Stadium.

The Seahawks ran their record to 30-12 with the series-splitting win against the Camels. Campbell dipped to 25-18 with its eighth straight loss.

Justin Crump. Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics
Justin Crump. Photo courtesy UNCW Athletics.

Justin Crump (1-1), the first of five Seahawk relievers on the night, held the Camels to a run on two hits over 3.1 innings.

UNCW is now 20-8 when their opponent scores first and rallied in fourth inning with two runs to draw even. Nick Feight made it 3-2 with a sacrifice fly and Zach Shields tied the game with an RBI double one batter later. Golden eventually gave the Seahawks the lead with a run-scoring triple.

He raised his average to .312 with the three-hit outing. Steven Linkous had two hits and stole two more bases to move into a tie for ninth on UNCW’s single season list with 25.

The Seahawks host Delaware in a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series beginning on Friday at Brooks Field. UNCW will play six of its final 10 games of the regular season at Brooks Field beginning with the Delaware series.