UNC Wilmington (7-23) got on the board first, as slugger Carley Hughes hit a two-out solo shot that cleared the left field fence for the first run of the ballgame off of Coastal Carolina hurler Ashley Frederick (Lusby, Md./Patuxent). Rachel Sawyer followed with a double to right field, and scored two pitches later on a groundball off the bat of Alison Lanouette that was misplayed by shortstop Sarah Maples (Pasadena, Texas/Deer Park), allowing the second run of the inning to score and give UNCW the 2-0 lead.
Maples would make up for her fielding miscue in the home half of the second, as she singled to left centerfield with two outs, but a Olivia Williams (Whiteville, N.C./Greensboro College) strikeout ended the potential Chanticleer threat.
The Seahawks tacked on three insurance runs with one swing of the bat in the fourth, as a pair of runners reached on a walk followed by a single. The next batter, Kelsey Eddinger, hit the third UNCW home run of the contest, a three-run shot over the right field fence to extend the lead to 7-0.
The Chanticleers looked to get on the board in the fourth, and were off to a good start as Stacy Snellings (
The Chanticleers got on the board with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, as senior Kelsey Riffel (
The Chanticleers looked to be mounting a comeback in the final frame, as Evans cut the lead to 7-3 with one swing of the bat in the home half of the seventh. She ripped her third home run of the season, one of the solo variety, over the left centerfield fence. A batter later, Dodd singled, and was followed by a Maples double, putting runners on second and third with one out. Williams then drove in Dodd on a fielders choice for the final run of the contest for Coastal Carolina, as Maples was cut down at third base and Ashley Pisone (
With Chanticleer starter Ashley Frederick getting knocked out of the game with one out in the third, Ivy McCranie (Nashville, Ga./Berrien) threw 3.2 innings of solid relief for the second day in a row. The freshman allowed only three hits and struck out four Seahawks.
Samantha Lisowsky improves to 5-7 on the year with the win, as she threw 6-1 innings of eight-hit ball, and allowed four runs. Jennifer Ladd finished off the game for the Seahawks as she threw .2 innings of scoreless relief.
Both Maples and Riffel had a pair of hits for Coastal Carolina in the loss.