Long ball lifts UNC-Wilmington baseball to series sweep over VCU

Brian Mims launched his first home run of the season during Saturday's 10-4 win. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports.

WILMINGTON – Senior shortstop Kennard McDowell collected three hits, including his second home run of the season, and drove in three runs as UNCW finished off a three-game sweep of VCU with four home runs in a 10-1 win on Sunday at Brooks Field. The Seahawks are winners of four in a row and five of its […]

Local products on display during N.C. State, UNC-Wilmington ball game


WILMINGTON – Four ballplayers with local ties all played in a role in Wednesday’s midweek tilt between UNC-Wilmington and nationally-ranked N.C. State. Mason Berne (Topsail High School) delivered a three-run shot in the bottom of the eighth, but the late comeback attempt fell short in an 8-5 setback for the Seahawks at Brooks Field. The […]

College Baseball report: Locals enjoy success at the plate, on the mound

Pete Wildeboer. Photo courtesy- Methodist University Athletics.

WILMINGTON – Great weather across most of the region this past weekend allowed several local ballplayers to shine at the college level. Locally, UNC-Wilmington traveled to Oxford, Mississippi and suffered a three-game sweep at the hands of nationally-ranked Ole Miss. The Seahawks (3-3) look to bounce back with a home date against defending College World […]

No. 8 Ole Miss grabs series opener over UNC-Wilmington baseball

Nick Feight smacked his first home run of the season on Friday. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

OXFORD, Mississippi – Mason Berne collected two hits for UNCW, but eighth-ranked Ole Miss used a four-run second inning to take the lead on its way to a 7-2 win over the Seahawks in the first game of a three-game series on Friday at Swayze Field. The Seahawks took their first loss of the season to […]

Collin Thacker looks for consistency as Big South Preseason Player of the Year

Collin Thacker looks to anchor the Gardner Webb lineup again this season.

CHARLOTTE – Moving into his final season playing college baseball, New Hanover alum Collin Thacker earned Big South Preseason Player of the Year honors following an impressive junior campaign at Gardner-Webb. Thacker is the first Runnin’ Bulldog to be voted the Big South’s Preseason Player of the Year in the award’s 12-year history.  A 2017 preseason […]

Nationally ranked UNC-Wilmington Baseball picked to win Colonial Athletic Association

The UNCW baseball team is slotted as the early favorite to win the CAA. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

WILMINGTON— After earning a Top 25 ranking in the D1baseball.com preseason poll, UNC-Wilmington was the unanimous pick to win the Colonial Athletic Association this spring following a Wednesday vote by the league’s coaches. Led by seven returning position starters, including junior All-Americas Nick Feight and Brian Mims, the Seahawks are coming off its second consecutive NCAA Regional […]

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