Seahawks Split Twinbill With Bobcats
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - UNCW broke open a tied game with three runs in the seventh inning of game two to knock off Ohio, 5-2, and gain a split of a doubleheader on Saturday at Brooks Field.
The Seahawks won the series as they went 2-1. Ohio, meanwhile, dropped to 1-2 to open the season.
With the game tied at two-all, Tyler Molinaro and Thomas Pope opened the inning with consecutive doubles to give UNCW the lead, 3-2. Drew Farber added a RBI ground out and Micah Jarrett tripled in the last run of the inning for a 5-2 lead.
The nightcap was a scoreless duel until the sixth inning when Jake Koenig singled in two runs for the Seahawks. Ohio, however, answered with two runs in the top of the seventh to knot it up. An RBI double by Garrett Black and a RBI single, all with two out, by Seth Streich highlighted the rally.
Marck Paliotto (0-1) suffered the loss for the Bobcats, allowing two runs on two hits in 1/3 of an inning.
In the opener, Streich belted a two-run homer off Tyler McSwain (0-1) in the ninth inning to lift the Bobcats to a 6-4 win.
UNCW held a 4-1 lead after four innings, but OU rallied with two in the fifth and one in the eighth to forge a tie.
Brett Barber (1-0) picked up the win and Tyler Backstrom the save.
Molinaro belted his first homer of the season in the third inning of game one to give UNCW a 2-0 lead.
The Seahawks visit NC State on Feb. 21 for a 3 p.m. start.