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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 13

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from high school action from Wednesday below.

SOFTBALL
TOPSAIL 12- EAST DUPLIN 1
WHITEVILLE 4 - WEST BRUNSWICK 2
WEST BLADEN 23 - WEST COLUMBUS 0
ASHLEY 7 - PURNELL SWETT 5

BASEBALL
NEW HANOVER 5 - SCOTLAND COUNTY 4
ASHLEY 10 - LUMBERTON 9
WHITEVILLE 11 - WEST BRUNSWICK 3
TOPSAIL 8 - EAST DUPLIN 4
WEST BLADEN 6 - WEST COLUMBUS 4
NORTH BRUNSWICK 4 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 1
JOHN WALDROP HIT A TWO RUN GAME WINNING HOMER FOR THE KNIGHTS

GIRLS LACROSSE
ASHLEY 24 - JACKSONVILLE 2
HOGGARD 16 - TOPSAIL 2
TONIGHT IN GIRLS SOCCER EAST BLADEN 7 - SOUTH COLUMBUS 0

GIRLS SOCCER
NEW HANOVER 1- CHAPEL HILL 0
GIRLS SOCCER LANEY 5 - WHITEVILE 0

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Tyler Molinaro had four hits, including a home run, and
Michael Bass added three hits, including his career-high fourth round tripper, to lead UNCW past Coastal Carolina, 13-7, on Wednesday at Brooks Field.

With their fifth win-in-a-row, the Seahawks improved to 11-6 and 11-4 at home. CCU,meanwhile, dropped its second straight outing and fell to 7-10. Joining Molinaro and Bass with three or more hits was Ryan LaGrange, who added three hits and pushed his season average to .410. Hunter Ridge added two RBI doubles for the Seahawks. Will Remillard banged out three hits for the Chanticleers, including his first homer of the season. He scored three runs and knocked in two. Ricky Holden (3-1) earned the win with four innings of relief work. CCU starter Patrick Corbett (0-2) took the loss, allowing six runs, five earned, in 3 and 2/3 innings.

Next up: The Seahawks open Colonial Athletic Association play this weekend at James Madison. The series begins on Friday with a 6:30 p.m. start. How it happened: Coastal Carolina built a 3-0 lead after 2 and 1/2 innings before the Seahawks plated three in the third to tie it and five more in the fourth for an
8-3 lead. Bass connected on a three-run shot in the third and in the fifth, Drew Farber's two-out single plated LaGrange with the go ahead run. UNCW would score five runs with two out in the frame to take the lead.

On the mound: The Seahawks overcame a season-high nine walks for the win. Holden walked four, but allowed just two hits and two runs, one earned. The turning point came in the third with reliever Ryan Foster on the mound. CCU loaded the bases and scored a run on a sac fly for a 3-0 lead, but Foster would roll the first of three ground ball double plays for UNCW on the afternoon to limit the damage to one run.

Notes: UNCW's 13 runs were tied for second most this season after beating Kent State, 13-8, in the opening weekend of the season . Jack Lane continues to shine in the bullpen, tossing a scoreless inning in relief . Lane struck out the first batter and then ended the inning with a double play ground ball . UNCW has turned 24 double plays this season . Bass extended his hitting streak to 13 games and his on base streak to 18 . During LaGrange's six-game hitting streak, he's batting .565 with eight runs batted in . He has four multi-hit games, including three 3-hit outings. The Seahawks are hitting .369 during their five-game winning streak, lead by LaGrange's .632 average . Opponents are hitting a meager .226 during the stretch.

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UPPER MARLBORO, MD (UNCW) -- UNCW senior forward Karneshia Garrett was named
Third-Team All-CAA as the Colonial Athletic Association handed out its annual awards
Wednesday at the league's pre-tournament banquet.
Garrett was one of four Seahawks recognized as fellow senior Chelsea McGowen and
junior Diana Venezia both received All-Academic Team honorable mention distinction
while redshirt junior Brittany Gamby was the team's Dean Ehlers Award recipient for
a second consecutive season.
A native of Hoover, Ala., Garrett has started all 28 games played this season and
has averaged a double-double with team highs of 10.9 points and 10.9 rebounds to go
along with a team-best 27 blocks. Garrett has reached double figures in points on
17 occasions and pulled down double-digit rebounds 16 times as she has recorded a
team-high 13 double-doubles, including nine in the final 13 games of the regular
season.
Currently 18th in the nation in rebounds per game, Garrett enters the CAA Women's
Basketball Championship tied for fifth place on the program's single-season
rebounding chart with 306 caroms. She was named CAA Co-Player-of-the-Week on Feb. 18
after becoming the first UNCW player in 24 seasons to finish with 20 points and 20
rebounds in a game with a 22-point, 20-rebound effort against Georgia State.
Venezia and McGowen were recognized as CAA All-Academic Team honorable mention
selections for their work both on the court and in the classroom.
Venezia was recognized as an All-Academic Team honorable mention selection for the
second consecutive season as the Westfield, N.J., product and Exercise Science major
saw action in the season opener at then-No. 17 West Virginia before suffering a
season-ending injury against the Mountaineers.
McGowen, meanwhile, garnered All-Academic Team honorable mention distinction for the
first time in her UNCW career. The Cedar Point, N.C., native and Recreational
Therapy major has started all 25 games played during her senior season; averaging
5.2 points and 5.8 rebounds.
A native of Pickerington, Ohio, Gamby was once again recognized as the program's
Dean Ehlers Award recipient, which is presented annually to a women's basketball
student-athlete from each member institution who "embodies the highest standards of
leadership, integrity and sportsmanship in conjunction with her academic athletic
achievement." An Exercise Science major, Gamby has taken part 19 games and made six
starts during the 2012-13 season and has averaged 2.0 points and 1.1 rebounds.
Ninth-seeded UNCW opens the 2013 CAA Women's Basketball Championship, presented by
Jani King, Thursday with a Noon contest against No. 8 seed George Mason at the Show
Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md.

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