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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 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.

2020 NCAA Tournament to be played without fans in attendance


A view of the empty AmericanAirlines Arena before the start of an NBA basketball regular season game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Miami. The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday they will play games without fans in their San Francisco arena because of the coronavirus.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

Update: Since this article was published, the NBA suspended its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert preliminary tested positive for coronavirus.  COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, has led to an executive decision from NCAA President Mark Emmert to play the 2020 NCAA Tournament ...

MLB preview: Five storylines plus Carpenter’s predictions

MLB preview: Five storylines plus Carpenter's predictions

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

America’s national pastime is back once again. Starting Thursday, 30 MLB teams will battle in a grueling 162 game regular season to earn a trip to the postseason and a chance to win the World Series. Let’s take a look at the five biggest storylines heading into the 2019 MLB season. New faces in ne...

Seahawk Spectacular: Greg Jones enters draft-eligible sophomore year

Freshman No. 2 Greg Jones of the Seahawks attempts to score versus NC State April 12th, 2018

Austin Chandler, Contributing Writer

February 11, 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...

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...

San Francisco Giants GM, Senior VP Bobby Evans to speak at baseball banquet

San Francisco Giants GM, Senior VP Bobby Evans to speak at baseball banquet

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

The UNC Wilmington baseball team announced that Bobby Evans will be the keynote speaker at the team’s annual Spring Training Banquet in late January. Evans is the current general manager and senior vice president of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants and has held this position since 2015....

Navigating free agency in the 2017 MLB offseason

Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish reacts after striking out Diamondbacks batter J.D. Martinez to end the fourth inning in Game 3 of the NLDS at Chase Field Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Dodgers won 3-1.

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017

The 2017 baseball offseason is here. After one of the greatest World Series of all time, teams are now able to negotiate with the next collection of talent in free agency. But where will some of these top free agents end up? Let’s take a look at some of the biggest names available: J.D. Martinez A...

MLB’s opens season with same faces in different places

Opening Day logo. MLB 2017

Kristen Burgess, Contributing Writer

April 3, 2017

Opening Day for Major League Baseball took place Sunday, April 2, with a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees.

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