|Diamond Hawks Edged, 5-3, By Huskies|
BROOKLINE, Mass. – Jason Vosler’s RBI single in the seventh lifted Northeastern to a 5-3 win over visiting UNCW and secured a berth in next week’s Colonial Athletic Association baseball championship.
The Huskies averted a sweep with the win and improved to 25-27 overall and 8-12 in the CAA. UNCW, meanwhile, saw its five-game winning streak halted with the loss and fell to 28-25 and 10-9.
Senior Chris Carmain (7-2) earned the win out of the bullpen, tossing 3.2 innings of two hit, shutout baseball.
Ricky Holden (2-2) was tagged with the loss, also coming out of the bullpen. Holden pitched out of a jam in the sixth, but allowed a run on a hit and a walk in 0.2 innings.
Vosler and Cam Hanley both finished with two hits for the Huskies. Nick Fanneron extended a one-run NU lead in the eighth with his first home run of the season.
Up next: The Seahawks will play an opponent to be determined on May 21 in the CAA tournament.
How it happened: Northeastern broke a 3-all tie in the 7th when Jason Vosler lined a single to right that scored Connor Lyons from second. Lyons opened the inning with a walk off losing pitcher Ricky Holden (2-2). A wild pitch moved him into scoring position for Vosler.
Inside the box score: Northeastern went 3-for-9 in RBI situations … Neither team was able to score a runner from third with less than 2-out (0-2 combined) … Ryan Foster did not allow a NU leadoff hitter to reach base in six innings.
Notes: The Seahawks moved to 16-9-1 against Northeastern all-time and 7-7-1 at Friedman Diamond.