|Seahawks Fall To Wolfpack, 10-2|
RALEIGH, North Carolina – UNCW’s bullpen held NC State in check over the final 7.1 innings, but the damage was done as NC State scored seven runs in the opening inning on its way to a 10-2 win over the Seahawks on Wednesday at Doak Field.
The Wolfpack improved to 22-18 with the win and finished off a season sweep of the home-and-home series with the Seahawks. UNCW dropped back to .500 at 20-20 with the loss.
Junior Logan Jernigan (5-3) earned the win, breezing through five innings and allowing two runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out six.
Phillips (2-3) took the loss for UNCW and was unable to make it out of the first inning. The bullpen combined to hold NCSU to three runs over the final 7.1 innings. Ricky Holden allowed one run over 3.1 innings out of the bullpen.
Trea Turner, Brent Austin and Carlos Rodon had two hits apiece for the Wolfpack.
Up next: The Seahawks return to conference play with a key series at Delaware this weekend. The series opens on Friday with a 3 p.m. start at Bob Hannah Stadium.
How it happened: The Wolfpack plated seven runs on five hits and a pair of walks in the first inning against UNCW starter Evan Phillips, who lasted just two outs.
Inside the box score: UNCW failed to get a leadoff hitter on base in all nine innings and were 1-10 with two out ... The Wolfpack went 7-for-13 in RBI chances ... NCSU also scored 5-of-6 runners from third with less than two out.
Notes: UNCW has dropped its last seven against the Wolfpack ... Casey Golden pushed his on base streak to 14 games straight ... UNCW used seven pitchers out of the bullpen ... The Seahawks had their modest three-game winning streak halted.