Seahawks end senior day with record-breaking win

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Zachary Kilby

Jentri Meadows during UNCW’s intrasquad scrimmage at Boseman Field.

Morgan Starling, Staff Writer

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW softball (15-23) defeated the Elon Phoenix (17-19) 7-5 on Sunday afternoon in their Senior Day game at Boseman Field.

The contest was game three between the teams for the weekend, and the Seahawks entered the game 1-1, looking for the series win to end out the regular season.

Not only did the Seahawks get the victory 7-5, rallying after trailing 4-0 following the second inning, but two school pitching records were broken with three Seahawks contributing.

Graduate student pitcher Rylee Pate moved into UNCW’s Top 10 all-time strikeout leaders list with her 236th career strikeout.

Junior Logan Bjorson grabbed her third save on the season, which tied for first place in single-season records, the last of which being 1986 and 2002. Bjorson’s three saves, combined with junior pitcher/infielder Janel Gamache’s two, set a new school record for saves in a season by any team in program history.

UNCW will wait for their fate in the CAA Tournament Bracket which will be revealed next weekend following the end of the regular season.