WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Hunter Ridge banged out four hits and Terence Connelly added three as UNCW stormed past visiting East Carolina, 10-3, in college baseball action on Tuesday at Brooks Field.

The Seahawks improved 13-7 overall and 12-4 at home. The Pirates, meanwhile, dropped to 11-9 on the season.

With his four hits, Ridge moved to within one of tying Jason Appel's UNCW career record of 260 hits. Also chalking up multi-hit games were Michael Bass and Ryan LaGrange, who also homered.

Tied at one-all in the third, LaGrange's third homer of the season, a three-run blast to left center, gave UNCW a 4-1 lead it wouldn't surrender.

Starter Blaze Tart (2-1) earned the win, allowing one run on four hits and a pair of walks in 5 and 2/3 innings. ECU starter Tyler Bolton (0-1) suffered his first lost of the season in his first career start.

Next up: The Seahawks continue their six-game homestand on Wednesday with a 6 p.m. start against Charleston Southern.

How it happened: In the third, Ridge led off with a single, his second of four singles on the game, and moved into scoring position following a walk to Corey Dick. LaGrange followed with a homer on a two-strike breaking ball from Bolton to give the Seahawks a 4-1 lead.

Inside the numbers: The Seahawk bullpen continued to shine as Jack Lane, Ricky Holden, Kelly Secrest and Nick Monroe combined to allow two runs, unearned, on two hits and a walk over 3 and 1/3 innings ... Lane, Holden and Secrest each struck out the first batter they faced ... UNCW collected four two-out RBI's ... With runners on, ECU managed just one hit in 12 at bats ... The Seahawks went 9-for-24 with runners on base and advanced runners 16 times in 30 opportunities ... UNCW also scored 5-of-6 runners from third ... ECU landed just 2-of-9 leadoff hitters on base.

Notes: Michael Bass extended his hitting streak to 16 games and his one base streak to 22 ... He also swiped his 10th base in as many chances this season ... Blaze Tart has now won his last two starts and fashioned a 0.71 ERA over those two outings ... Terence Connelly also extended his hitting streak to seven games ... UNCW snapped a four-game losing streak to ECU at Brooks Field (last win in 2009).