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Jac Croom celebrating after hitting a home run against NC State on Apr. 12, 2022.

Diamond Hawks continue to overcome injuries in weekend sweep over Towson

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor April 19, 2022
Throughout this past weekend’s series against Towson, UNCW was without arguably its two best players. Both Brooks Baldwin and Dillon Lifrieri failed to make an appearance during the three-game slate, leaving the top of the Seahawk order in question. But again, UNCW’s supporting cast stepped up to the plate when they were needed most.
Aidan Smith during his first career at-bat in UNCWs matchup with VMI on Apr. 1, 2022 at Brooks Field.

When the lights come on: A moment that was worth the wait for UNCW’s Aidan Smith

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor April 5, 2022
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – In the bottom of the eighth inning during UNCW’s Friday night matchup with VMI, Aidan Smith did something he had never done before in his three-year career. He played in a college baseball game. To many, Smith’s pinch-hit plate appearance in the ladder stages of an eventual 18-1 blowout win over the Keydets seemed rather insignificant. However, for Smith, it was the opportunity he had patiently been waiting for.
Chris Thorburn scoring the winning run for UNCW in a victory over Kennesaw State on Mar. 13, 2022 at Brooks Field.

Timely changes boost UNCW to series win over Kennesaw State

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor March 15, 2022

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW Head Coach Randy Hood has never been one to shy away from making lineup changes, especially to start a season. Sure, like most other coaches, Hood believes in the...

Brooks Baldwin (10) during UNCWs matchup with Rutgers on Feb. 26, 2022.

‘More Cowbell’: UNCW Baseball looks for additional help at the plate

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor March 1, 2022

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Ball State pitching coach Larry Scully said it best after Friday’s matchup between the Cardinals and Seahawks: “If anyone asks me how to get [Brooks Baldwin] out,...

Dillon Lifrieri during UNCWs matchup with St. Johns on Feb. 19, 2022.

Expect offensive fireworks this weekend at Brooks Field

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor February 23, 2022

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – It did not take long for UNCW’s bats to come alive to start the 2022 campaign. The Seahawks averaged eight runs per contest this past weekend which jumpstarted the...

Landen Roupp pitching for UNCW baseball at Brooks Field

Heads Carolina, tails California: Landen Roupp’s reaction to the 3,000-mile change

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor September 24, 2021
For the first time, Roupp is nearly 3,000 miles away from his North Carolina roots. After being drafted in the 12th round by the San Francisco Giants earlier this summer, Roupp’s new way of life out west is not one he is accustomed to, but definitely an adventure he looks forward to encountering.
Adam Smith pitching for the ACL Padres.

Former Seahawk standout speaks about life in the minors

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor September 10, 2021

Former UNCW baseball pitcher Adam Smith was selected in the 14th round of this year’s MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. After five appearances for San Diego’s rookie-affiliate, Arizona Complex League...

Landen Roupp during the 2021 CAA Championship at Brooks Field.

Three UNCW players picked in draft

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor July 18, 2021

Landen Roupp, Brooks Baldwin, and Adam Smith were all drafted in last week’s MLB Draft. All three Seahawks were named to an All-CAA team at the conclusion of the 2021 season. Roupp and Baldwin were...

Taber Mongero during the Wilmington Sharks game on June 13, 2021, at Buck Hardee Field.

Once a Cardiac Hawk, always a Cardiac Hawk

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor June 16, 2021

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Taber Mongero’s base hit single in the bottom of the ninth helped score the winning run for the Wilmington Sharks and extended the team’s winning streak to seven games. The...

Ethan Chenault and Matt Suggs after UNCWs win over Northeastern on May 28, 2021.

How can you not be romantic about baseball?

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor May 30, 2021

In many ways, loving baseball is similar to being in a romantic relationship. Both require a lot of time, work, passion, and most importantly, patience. Each can make your heart skip a beat or break it...

Trevor Marsh crossing home plate after hitting a grand slam against the College of Charleston on May 16, 2021 at Brooks Field.

May 14-16: The best weekend for UNCW baseball

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor May 17, 2021

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Hours before the first pitch UNCW’s (29-17, 13-8 Colonial Athletic Association) pivotal three-game weekend series against the College of Charleston (22-21, 11-10), North...

Greg Jones (2) rounds third base during UNCWs matchup against Coastal Carolina at Brooks Field on March 26, 2019.

Greg Jones homers in first game with Hot Rods

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor May 13, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky – Former UNCW shortstop Greg Jones hit a three-run home run in his first career game for the Bowling Green Hot Rods (6-2) in last night’s 8-7 win over the Asheville Tourists...

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