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This day in sports history: September 21, 2001

Mike Piazza swinging at a pitch in a game for the New York Mets (Photo by Gerald S. Williams)

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor

September 21, 2020

WILMINGTON – Ten days after the terror attacks of 9/11, the first professional sporting event in New York took place. Ten days after 9/11, the New York Mets hosted the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium. Ten days after 9/11, Mike Piazza blasted a game-winning two-run home run to deep centerfield. Ten days...

Ryan Jeffers continues to make an impact for Twins

No. 27 Ryan Jeffers heads for first

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

WILMINGTON – Ever since the Twins’ veteran catcher, Mitch Garver, hit the 10-day IL (injured list) back on Aug. 20, former UNC Wilmington standout, Ryan Jeffers, has been providing Minnesota plenty of offense in the number nine spot in the lineup. The Raleigh native is hitting .300 after 20 career ...

Ryan Jeffers hits first major league home run

No. 27 Ryan Jeffers

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

WILMINGTON – The Minnesota Twins (26-17) hosted the Detroit Tigers (18-21) on Monday, Sept. 7. Former UNC Wilmington catcher, Ryan Jeffers, handled the duties behind the plate and batted ninth in the lineup. The rookie went 2 for 3 on the day including his first major league home run in the third inning. Jeffers’...

Ryan Jeffers makes MLB debut

No. 27 Ryan Jeffers

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor

August 22, 2020

WILMINGTON – “Groundball base hit!” echoed the Minnesota Twins’ announcer. “And Jeffers, in his first big-league at-bat gets an RBI single.” Ryan Jeffers’ predecessor, Mitch Garver, was the one who called for the ball to be thrown into the dugout so the rookie could keep, surely to be...

Marlins, Phillies play suspended amid team-wide COVID-19 outbreak

Jesus Aguilar #24, Brian Anderson #15, Francisco Cervelli #29, and Corey Dickerson #23 of the Miami Marlins react after a three run home run by Anderson in the top of the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 26, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 11-6.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

July 28, 2020

Problems arose after at least 17 members of the Marlins club, including at least 15 players, tested positive for the virus over the last few days.

Matt’s at bat: Relive the historic final moment of UNCW baseball’s 2020 season 

Matt Suggs (15) during UNCW's matchup with Marshall on Feb. 22, 2020 at Brooks Field.

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

June 17, 2020

WILMINGTON – The stage was set as Brooks Field glistened under the bright lights on UNC Wilmington’s campus. The night of March 11, 2020 would soon have its own story in the history book of the UNCW-East Carolina rivalry…and Matt Suggs’ signature would be at the bottom of the page.  “We respect the...

Brooks Field named site for 2021 CAA tournament

Blake Deatherage (11) pitches during UNCW's matchup against Valparaiso at Brooks Field on March 3, 2019.

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

May 22, 2020

WILMINGTON – Originally, UNC Wilmington was listed to host the 2020 Colonial Athletic Association tournament. However, COVID-19 had different plans. The tournament was scheduled to begin May 20 before the entire sports world came to a screeching halt and was later shut down due to the pandemic. The...

56 Seahawk athletes set to graduate

Kep Brown (36) during UNCW's matchup against Coastal Carolina at Brooks Field on March 26, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

May 8, 2020

WILMINGTON — Despite adversity faced due to COVID-19, UNC Wilmington athletes still found the focus to finish the 2019-2020 academic year strong. 14 of UNCW's 18 athletic teams boast at least one graduate on their roster. The swimming & diving teams harbor the most with 14 — seven on both...

UNCW baseball players respond to coronavirus

The UNCW baseball team before its matchup with Bryant on Feb. 15, 2020

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

WILMINGTON – It was the bottom of the ninth with two runners on base. UNC Wilmington and East Carolina were deadlocked at two apiece as Seahawk catcher Matt Suggs settled into the batter’s box. As the bright lights shined down upon Brooks Field, Suggs did something that every baseball player drea...

Seahawks drop two of three in series with Tigers

Breydan Gorham (33) during UNCW's matchup against Memphis on March 6, 2020 at Brooks Field.

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

WILMINGTON – UNC Wilmington (10-5) hosted Memphis (10-5) this weekend for a three-game series following a sweep of Kentucky (9-5) last weekend. The Seahawks fell on Friday and Saturday before regrouping and picking up a much-needed win to close on Sunday afternoon.  Friday; UNCW 0, Memphis 4 Danny Denz’s curveball...

Roupp claims CAA Pitcher of the Week honors

Landen Roupp (14) during UNCW's matchup with Marshall on Feb. 22, 2020 at Brooks Field.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

WILMINGTON – Pitcher Landen Roupp became the second Seahawk in a row to win Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week honors, following Zarion Sharpe who was co-Pitcher of the week last week.   On Friday, the junior held Kentucky to two singles, only walking four batters and racking up five strikeouts. Ro...

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