Cockman Keys Seahawk Romp
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Cameron Cockman banged out three doubles and knocked in a career-high four runs as UNCW raced past Holy Cross in college baseball action on Monday at Brooks Field.
The Seahawks raised their record to 6-5 with their second straight win. The Crusaders, meanwhile, saw their brief two-game winning streak halted and dropped to 2-4.
Adding three hits for the Seahawks, who collected 16 on the game, was sophomore Michael Bass, who finished 3-for-4 and scored three runs. Juniors Matt Campbell, Thomas Pope and Jake Koenig each added two hits apiece.
Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the third, UNCW would tie the game on a RBI ground out by Pope and then score in each of the remaining innings while holding HC off the board. In the fourth, Cockman's double into the left center field gap drove in the go-ahead runs for UNCW.
Senior Justin Bradley (3-0) picked up his third win in as many starts, going five innings and allowing eight hits and four runs. He walked one and struck out a season-high six. Junior reliever Steven Davis tossed 3 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball, walked one and fanned three.
Nate Koneski (0-2) was saddled with the loss for HC after surrendering seven runs, five earned, on nine hits and a walk in five innings.
Steven Tkowski and Brenden McCrea had two hits apiece to key the Crusader lineup.
HC plated four runs on five hits in the third against Bradley. Nick Ciardiello keyed the inning with a two-run double while Tkowski and Alex Maldonado added RBI singles.
The Seahawks continue their nine-game homestand when they host St. Joseph's on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Notes: UNCW's six stolen bases were the most since swiping six against NC Central in 2009 ... The last Seahawk to hit three doubles in a game was Nate Hall in 2008 against George Mason ... UNCW raised its batting average to .305 ... The Seahawk bullpen has allowed just seven hits and no runs in 14 2/3 innings in its last four games.