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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.

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...

Gallery: Seahawks fall behind to Wolfpack

NC State coach Elliott Avent (right) honors UNCW coach Mark Scalf (left) prior to Tuesday's game at Doak Field on April 30, 2019.

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

April 30, 2019

STORY: #20 NC State hits four home runs in 11-3 win over UNCW RALEIGH, N.C.-- UNC Wilmington fell victim to multiple long balls against NC State on Tuesday at Doak Field. The Wolfpack honored UNCW coach Mark Scalf prior to tonight's game. NC State head coach Elliott Avent presented Scalf with...

Seahawk Spectacular: Matt Myers stabilizes pitching staff

Pitcher No. 14 Landen Roupp

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2019

Editor’s note: UNCW baseball opens the 2019 season on Friday against Saint Joseph’s. The Seahawks are fresh off their second Colonial Athletic Association championship in three years and seek their sixth conference title in program history. In anticipation of this season, The Seahawk is diving int...

Bridges, former Seahawks to speak at banquet

Bridges, former Seahawks to speak at banquet

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 11, 2019

With baseball season just over a month away, the time-honored tradition of UNC Wilmington baseball’s Spring Training Banquet is set to take place next week. On Jan. 19, 2019, UNCW baseball will hold its 17thannual Spring Training Banquet, welcoming former Atlanta Braves Director of Amateur Scouting B...

The SheHawk: MLB is lacking in female employees

MLB female umpire Jen Pawol working at a Detroit Tigers game in 2018.

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2018

Major League Baseball's (MLB) postseason is upon us, as is the excitement that surrounds it as thousands of fans — myself included — are glued to their televisions in anticipation of cheering on their favorite MLB team. I would definitely call myself a baseball fan since I have loved watching and...

Mountaineers take game two over UNCW, rubber match set for Sunday

No. 36 Kep Brown steals third base following a wild pitch on Friday, Feb. 23.

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

February 24, 2018

UNC Wilmington fell to Appalachian State, 6-2, on Saturday afternoon. This loss moves the Seahawks to 4-2 on the season and ends their three-game winning streak. The offensive struggles continued for the Seahawks, as App. State pitchers registered 13 strikeouts. Colin Schmid, who started the game...

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