|Bass, Lane Standout In Seahawk 10-2 Win|
FAIRFAX, Virginia – Michael Bass rapped out four hits and Jack Lane tossed five innings of shutout baseball in relief as UNCW completed a sweep of Colonial Athletic Association rival George Mason with a 10-2 win on Sunday at Hap Spuhler Field.
The Seahawks improved to 12-2 in the league and 30-11 overall. The Patriots, who have now dropped their last six straight, dropped to 13-28 and 5-16.
Bass raised his season average to .431 with the four-hit day and scored three runs while knocking in two. He also swiped three bases to run his season total to 19. Tyler Molinaro and Ryan LaGrange both added two-hit efforts at the plate as UNCW out-hit GMU, 14-7.
Lane (1-0) picked up his first win of the season, allowing two hits and a walk over a season-long five-inning stint. His career-long outing is six innings in 2011 against the Patriots at Spuhler Field.
John Williams (2-4) was saddled with the loss for GMU after allowing seven runs, six earned, on nine hits and three walks in three innings.
No Patriot had a multiple-hit day.
Up next: The Seahawks head to Chapel Hill on Apr. 23 for a 6 p.m. start against top-ranked North Carolina in the final of a home-and-home series.
How it happened: The Seahawks bolted out to a 7-1 lead after two innings. Luke Dunlap keyed a three-run first with a two-run double to right and in the third, Matt Keeler, Bass and Corey Dick had RBI singles as UNCW plated four runs on six hits.
Inside the numbers: UNCW was 9-for-25 with runners on base and 6-for-17 with RISP … The Seahawks had six two-out hits and three two-out RBI … UNCW pitchers held GMU to 1-for-13 hitting with runners on base and 1-for-9 with two out.
Notes: Luke Dunlap extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a first inning double … Also extending hitting streaks were Ryan LaGrange and Terence Connelly, both to 10 games … Led by Michael Bass and Ryan LaGrange both hitting .692 (9-for-13), UNCW out hit the Patriots, .363 to .243 over the series … UNCW allowed just seven runs over three games … The Seahawks are now 19-4 all-time against schools playing their final season in the CAA.