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Haney Pitches Seahawks To Sweep Of Maryland

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 02/22/2009
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WILMINGTON, N.C. Junior Jesse Haney held Maryland to two runs on four hits over 7 1/3 innings as UNC Wilmington completed a sweep of the Terrapins with a 7-4 win on Sunday in college baseball action at Brooks Field.

The Seahawks improved to 3-0 while the Terps dropped to 0-3.

Haney (1-0) walked one and struck out one and needed just 77 pitches to make it into the eighth inning. Haney retired the side in order on five occasions and recorded 13 groundball outs.

Junior Ian Schwalenberg (0-1) was saddled with the loss despite a solid outing. Schwalenberg struck out six and allowed four runs, two earned, on seven hits.

Junior Rhett Miller paced the Seahawks at the top of the order, going 3-for-5 with three runs scored while sophomore Cody Stanley and junior Mike Rooney each added two hits.

Mike Moss homered twice for the Terps who were limited to just five hits on the afternoon.

The Seahawks built a 3-0 lead through two innings on the strength of Stanley’s first homer of the season and a RBI single by junior Bobby Leeper in the first inning and Rooney scored on an error in the second. Freshman Cameron Cockman laced a double into left sending Rooney around to third, where he would score after the ball was misplayed.

Moss led off the top of the third with a homer to left field to move UM to within 3-1.

The Seahawks were able to get that run back in the fifth when junior Grayson Evans doubled in Miller, who led off with a single and moved into scoring position after stealing second.

Two more runs came across the plate in the seventh for the Seahawks who pushed their lead to 6-1. Stanley knocked in the first run with a fielder’s choice and Evans lifted a sacrifice fly to left later in the inning.

Moss struck again against Haney in the eighth when he drilled his second solo homer to left to make it 6-2. The Terps threatened after Haney was lifted after walking a batter, but junior Bryan Booth struck out freshman Alfredo Rodriguez and Dan Benick to close out the inning.

Miller led off the bottom of the inning with his first career homer as UNCW built a 5-run cushion at 7-2.

The Terps weren’t done with the long ball as Gerry Spessard hit a 2-run shot to left off UNCW sophomore reliever Stephen Harrold.

The Seahawks return to action on Feb. 24, when they host the College of Charleston in the first of a home-and-home series this season with the Southern Conference power. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.

Notes: Haney’s previous career-long outing was 4 1/3 innings against Wake Forest on April 1, 2008 ... Miller tied his career-highs in hits (3) and runs (3) ... UNCW pitchers held the Terps to a .219 batting average for the weekend ... After walking nine in the season-opener Friday, Seahawk hurlers walked just five in the final two games ... Evans drove in at least two runs in each game.


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