WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Brett Austin and Trea Turner had three hits apiece and combined for four runs and four runs batted in as #27 NC State topped host UNCW, 10-6, in college baseball action Wednesday at Brooks Field.

The Wolfpack halted a four-game losing streak and improved to 17-9 on the season. It was their fifth straight win over the Seahawks. UNCW, who had its six-game winning streak snapped, dropped to 17-8. The loss also brought an 11-game home winning streak to an end.

NCSU built an 8-2 lead after three innings against losing pitcher Blaze Tart (2-2).

Jake Fincher added two hits and Sam Morgan belted a two-run homer for the Wolfpack.

Hunter Ridge had two hits, including a three-run homer in the fourth inning, while Ryan LaGrange added two hits for the Seahawks.

Josh Easley (2-1) picked up the win with three innings of two-hit shutout relief. Chris Overman notched his fourth save.

Next up: The Seahawks return to conference play beginning on Friday with a 6 p.m. start at Old Dominion.

How it happened: The Wolfpack struck for five runs in the third to extend a 3-0 lead. Morgan plated the first two runs with a homer to left off Tart. Turner added a RBI single and Tarran Senay completed the scoring with a two-run single later in the inning off reliever Jack Lane.

Inside the numbers: UNCW committed four errors in the first two innings as NCSU plated three unearned runs … In the third, all five runs scored with two out … Both teams totaled five two-out RBI’s on the evening … Ridge had four two-out RBI’s … UNCW managed to get its leadoff hitter on base once (LaGrange walk in 2nd) … NCSU advanced runners 18 times in 31 opportunities.

Notes: UNCW’s 11-game winning streak was the sixth longest current streak in the nation … Michael Bass extended his hitting streak to 21 games and his on base streak to 27 games … Terence Connelly drew a pair of walks to push his on base streak to 17 games … UNCW dropped to 16-5 at Brooks Field … The Seahawks also dropped to 0-3 versus the ACC (Virginia Tech 0-2) … At 3:50, tonight’s game was the longest of the season … Paid attendance was a season-high 1,926.