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Sharpe returns as Seahawks take doubleheader

No. 8 Cole Weiss

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

March 3, 2019

Following the postponement of Friday’s series-opening game against Valparaiso, UNC Wilmington (6-5) baseball defeated the Crusaders in both games of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Field. Here is how it happened. Game 1: UNCW 10, Valparaiso 8  Junior Luke Gesell made his third start of the se...

Sans: Sharpe’s return gives Seahawks extra weapon

Sans: Sharpe's return gives Seahawks extra weapon

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

Zarion Sharpe is back. The junior pitcher will make his season debut this Saturday when UNC Wilmington (4-5) plays the second of three weekend games against Valparaiso (1-4). After two relief appearances to begin his freshman year, Sharpe was inserted into the rotation by coach Mark Scalf who was...

Gallery: Baldwin’s 5 RBIs lead UNCW over Iona

Brooks Baldwin (10) scores and is cheered on by his teammates following a 2 RBI double by Zachary Bridges during UNCW's game against Iona at Brooks Field on Feb. 23, 2019.

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2019

On Saturday afternoon, UNC Wilmington (4-3) welcomed Iona to Brooks Field for their second game of the Hughes Bros. Challenge. The Seahawks sought to rebound following a 1-0 loss to Indiana State on Friday. The contest remained tied through 4.5 innings before Brooks Baldwin and Zachary Bridges'...

Badmus: Parker’s mark on UNCW felt in lone season

Shrita Parker (4) looks to pass during UNCW's matchup with Elon on Feb. 8, 2019.

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

February 23, 2019

Shrita Parker will end her collegiate career having played only one season at UNC Wilmington, but the consensus around the women’s basketball program is that her mark will be felt in the halls of Trask Coliseum for years to come. The redshirt senior guard will play the final home game of her collegiate...

Gesell’s gem for naught in 1-0 loss

Luke Gesell (12) pitches during UNCW's season opener against St. Joseph on Feb. 15, 2019 at Brooks Field.

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

UNC Wilmington dropped their opening game of the Hughes Brothers Challenge Friday afternoon at Brooks Field to Indiana State by a final of 1-0. Junior Luke Gesell took the mound for his second start of 2019 and once again performed at an ace-like level. Gesell went 6.2 innings, striking out seven...

Seahawks fall to Coastal Carolina

Doug Angeli (4) hits a homer during UNCW's matchup against Coastal Carolina on Feb. 19, 2019 at Brooks Field.

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

February 20, 2019

UNC Wilmington baseball was on the wrong end of a game of scoring spurts in its 10-5 loss to no. 19 Coastal Carolina on Tuesday afternoon at Brooks Field. After splitting the series with the Chanticleers last season, the Seahawks (3-2) fell behind early in the first of three games between the teal...

Gallery: Battle of the teals ends in Seahawk defeat

Doug Angeli (4) bats during UNCW's matchup against Coastal Carolina on Feb. 19, 2019 at Brooks Field.

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2019

Coming off a 3-1 weekend to open the season, UNC Wilmington welcomed teal-rival no. 19 Coastal Carolina to Brooks Field. The Chanticleers (4-0) managed a five-run first inning, putting the Seahawks at an early disadvantage. Another run for Coastal in the fourth made it 6-0. UNCW battled back scoring...

Weiss leads third straight UNCW comeback victory

Cole Weiss (8) during UNCW's matchup with VMI on Feb. 17, 2019.

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

February 19, 2019

After a dreary start that matched the weekend’s weather, UNC Wilmington baseball mounted its third comeback victory of the year with a 5-3 win against Virginia Military Institute on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Field. Comeback kids The Seahawks (3-1) trailed by two or more runs in each game th...

Gallery: Diamond Hawks stage late-game comeback to down VMI

Gage Herring (40) throws a pitch during UNCW's matchup with VMI on Feb. 17, 2019.

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 17, 2019

After losing its season opener to Saint Joseph's on Friday afternoon, UNC Wilmington set out to redeem itself, winning the back three games of a four-game weekend slate, including a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over VMI on Sunday afternoon. After two quick outs in the top of ninth, VMI's Don Goodes...

Cacok slams home win on Senior Night

Devontae Cacok (15) delivers his final dunk in Trask Coliseum during UNCW's 87-79 Senior Day win over Hofstra on Feb. 16, 2019.

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

February 17, 2019

Devontae Cacok sealed it with a dunk. The 6-foot-7 senior forward playing in his last game in Trask Coliseum was alone on the court when he took a fast break pass from Ty Gadsden then slammed it home to give UNC Wilmington men’s basketball its 87-79 win against Hofstra on Saturday night. "This...

Bullpen steps up in win over St. Joseph’s

Noah Bridges (22) bats during UNCW's season opener against St. Joseph's on Feb. 15, 2019 at Brooks Field.

Austin Chandler, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2019

UNC Wilmington baseball improved its record to 2-1 on Saturday with a 10-8 win against Saint Joseph’s at Brooks Field. The Seahawks avenged yesterday’s season-opening loss to the Hawks. The Seahawks pitching and defense struggled early in the game which allowed the Hawks to jump out to a 4-1 lead...

‘Diamondhawks’ split Opening Day doubleheader

Luke Gesell (12) pitches during UNCW's season opener against St. Joseph on Feb. 15, 2019 at Brooks Field.

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019

UNC Wilmington baseball kicked off its 2019 season with an Opening Day doubleheader against Saint Joseph’s and Virginia Military Institute at Brooks Field on Friday. The Seahawks earned a split with a 4-2 loss to SJU before beating VMI 5-2. Game One (Saint Joseph’s 4, UNCW 2) Junior Luke Gesell took...

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