Nick Feight drove in a career-high five runs on four hits and Brian Mims scored four runs and finished with four hits as UNCW routed visiting East Tennessee State 15-5 at Brooks Field on Friday night.
The Seahawks tied a season high with their sixth consecutive win and improved to 21-9 overall and 16-2 at home. The Buccaneers, meanwhile, dropped their fifth straight to dip to 15-18.
UNCW scored nine runs in the first three innings for a 9-4 lead and broke the game open with a six-run fifth inning. Leading 7-4 after 2 1/2 innings, Robbie Thorburn homered to lead off the third and Gavin Stupienski singled home Mims later in the inning for the five-run cushion.
Feight had a pair of bases-loaded two-run singles and added an RBI single in the fifth to raise his season total to 53 RBI’s. Joining Feight and Mims with a big night at the plate was Casey Golden, who finished with three hits, including two doubles, and two RBI’s.
Ryan Foster (7-1) was the beneficiary of the offensive explosion and earned the win. He went seven innings, walked none and struck out three.
The series continues on Saturday with a 2 p.m. start.