Offensive outburst guides UNCW baseball to bounce back win

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Brian Mims and Robbie Thorburn each had three hits to lead UNCW as the Seahawks finished off a home-and-home sweep of High Point on Wednesday with an 11-6 win at Brooks Field.

The Seahawks extended their school-record home winning streak to 14 games, while raising their record to 28-10. The Panthers, who dropped their third straight game, fell to 26-16 with the loss and 8-10 on the road.

UNCW continues an eight game home stand Friday against Hofstra. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports
UNCW continues an eight game home stand Friday against Hofstra. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

UNCW broke the game open with three in the fourth and four more in the fifth for a 9-0 lead. A pair of sacrifice flies by Zack Canada and Kennard McDowell highlighted the fourth inning and a two-run single by Casey Golden keyed the fifth inning outburst.

The Seahawks landed its leadoff hitter on base in 5-of-8 innings. UNCW collected 16 total hits, nine hits, while the pitching staff limited High Point to one two-out hit. The big difference was UNCW going 6-for-10 with runners in scoring position. High Point was 0-for-10.

Mims knocked in four runs on the strength of a two-run home run, his eighth of the season, and a two-run single late in the game. Thorburn, who raised his average to .359, scored three runs and knocked in two. Adding multi-hit games for UNCW were Golden, McDowell, Steven Linkous, and Nick Feight. Golden also scored twice and added two RBI’s, while McDowell had a pair of runs batted in.

The Seahawks continue their eight-game home stand on Friday with a 6 p.m. start against Hofstra.

 

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