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Winthrop Takes Series Finale From Baseball

       

Winthrop Takes Series Finale From Baseball

    

ROCK HILL, SC — Winthrop hitters pounded out 17 hits against Coastal Carolina as the Eagles defeated the Chanticleers 12-6 Sunday afternoon to salvage the third and final game of the three-game Big South Conference series.

Matt Repec led six Eagles with at least two hits apiece on the day. Repec led the Eagles with four hits, while Kyle Roberson, Matt Matkovich, David Scoggin, Daniel Carte and Jacob Dempsey had two hits apiece.

Carte belted two home runs and drove in five runs in the game, while Roberson, Dempsey and Bennett Stapf each drove in two apiece.

Winthrop never trailed in the game, scoring three in the first inning and four in the third to take a 7-0 lead.

CCU cut the Eagles’ lead to 7-6 in the fourth but never got any closer as the Eagles cruised to a 12-6 win.

Jon Wilson (1-0) pitched five and one-third strong innings in relief for the Eagles to earn his first career win. He gave up just one run in the outing, his longest of the year. Wilson also struck out four batters.

Seamus Donvoan (3-5) took the loss for the Chanticleers, giving up seven runs on six hits in two and two-thirds innings of work. He struck out three and walked two.

Winthrop improved to 27-17 overall and 11-3 in Big South play with the win, while CCU fell to 31-12 overall and 6-4 in BSC action with the loss.

The win for Winthrop broke CCU’s seven-game winning streak in the series, which dated back to May 20, 2001.