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

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
WEST BRUNSWICK SHUTOUT NORTH BRUNSWICK 1-0
TROJANS CLAIM THE TITLE IN BEACH DIAMOND INVITATIONAL IN SHALLOTTE
ASHLEY SHUTOUT PENDER 11-0
ERIC EASON WAS 3 FOR 3 AT THE PLATE WITH 4 STOLEN BASES
TOPSAIL BEAT WINSLOW, NJ 14-3
SOUTH STANLY EDGED SOUTH BRUNSWICK 5-4

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
WEST BLADEN WON THE ROBESON COUNTY SLUGFEST TONIGHT
WEST BLADEN BEAT PURNELL SWETT 9-6 TO IMPROVE TO 14-0 ON THE SEASON
DANIELLE DOVE EARNED TOURNAMENT MVP HONORS FOR WEST BLADEN
WHITEVILLE SHUTOUT EAST COLUMBUS 9-0
RICHMOND COUNTY BEAT TOPSAIL 3-2

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS
HOGGARD EDGED NEW HANOVER 5-4

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TRACK
ASHLEY WON NEW HANOVER COUNTY TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TRACK
ASHLEY WON NEW HANOVER COUNTY TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP EDGING OUT HOGGARD
CHECK OUT OUR TRACK VIDEO ON WEDNESDAY'S 11PM SPORTS

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- On Wednesday we stopped by practice for the Wilmington Sea Dawgs. The Dawgs home opener is just days away. Wilmington will host Fayetteville on Sunday, April 7 at 5pm at Blizzard Athletics.
We even have the latest information on the new head coach for the Sea Dawgs. After four seasons Dale Kuhl will not be retuning as the Wilmington head coach.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Chris Munnelly struck out eight and allowed two hits in
seven shutout innings as top-ranked North Carolina shutout UNCW, 10-0, on Wednesday
at Brooks Field. The Tar Heels (26-2) picked up their 13th straight victory in the series while the
Seahawks had a four-game winning streak halted and dropped to 21-9.
Munnelly held the Seahawks hitless until the fifth when Ryan LaGrange laced a double
down the left field line with one out. Benton Moss and Mason McCullough both tossed
perfect innings of relief to close out the game. UNCW starter Blaze Tart (2-3) was unable to get out of the third inning, allowing five runs on seven hits in 2 and 2/3 innings. Colin Moran and Cody Stubbs both went 3-for-5, Moran scored twice and Stubbs knocked in two runs. Skye Bolt belted his fifth homer of the season in the fourth inning. Hunter Ridge had UNCW's other hit on the night.

Next up: The Seahawks open a three-game non-conference series with Davidson on Apr.
5 at 6 p.m. before returning to Brooks Field for two games against the Wildcats.
Apr. 6 is a 4 p.m. start and the series concludes on Apr. 7 with a 2 p.m. first
pitch.

How it happened: After plating a two-out run in the first, UNC jumped on Tart in the
third for four runs to take a 5-0 lead. Landon Lassiter doubled with one out to
begin a streak of five straight extra base hits, including Bolt's homer to right.
Inside the numbers: UNCW allowed the leadoff hitter to reach safely just twice on
the night . UNCW went 0-for-9 with two outs and had just one leadoff hitter reach
safely (Ridge, single in the seventh) . Munnelly held the Seahawks to 0-for-7
hitting with two out . UNCW reliever Ricky Holden didn't allow a hit with runners on
base in two inning (0-for-7).

Notes: Michael Bass (ankle) sat out his second straight game . UNC collected three
two-out RBI's . Luke Dunlap had a career-long eight-game hitting streak snapped .
There was one walk combined between the two teams.

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GREENVILLE, NC (UNCW) -- UNCW scored two runs in the top of the eighth to break
a 3-all tie and defeat East Carolina, 5-3, in the nightcap of a collegiate softball
doubleheader Wednesday at the ECU Softball Stadium. The Pirates won the first game
by a 3-2 margin.

The Seahawks improved to 12-19 overall with the twinbill split while the Pirates
moved to 14-22. UNCW returns to action Saturday as it opens a three-game Colonial
Athletic Association series versus James Madison with a Noon doubleheader at Boseman
Field.

After falling 3-2 in the opener, UNCW rallied from a three-run deficit in the
nightcap, getting a run in the fourth on a RBI double by sophomore Casey Rowland
before tying the game on a two-run single by junior KC Shue in the top of the sixth.
The two teams would remain tied at 3-all until the top of the eighth, when the
Seahawks would plate two runs on singles by freshmen Erin Brown and Jordin Philips
to build a 5-3 cushion.

Rowland would keep ECU from extending the contest, retiring the Pirates in order in
the bottom of the eighth to even her season mark at 8-8. Rowland pitched all eight
innings in the nightcap, allowing three unearned runs on eight hits. She did not
issue a walk and struck out four.

Shue was 2-for-4 with two RBI to highlight a UNCW lineup that finished with seven
hits in the nightcap. Three players - Brown, Philips and Rowland - finished with a
RBI in game two.

Sophomore Sarah Christian took the loss for the Pirates in the nightcap to move to
11-13 overall. In three innings of relief, Christian surrendered two runs (one
earned) on four hits and three walks. Senior Kai Clark went 2-for-3 while junior
Alex Fieldhouse was 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Pirates. Freshman Kelsi Briggs
went 1-for-4 with two RBI.

Game one saw Phillips stake the Seahawks to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second as
she doubled home Shue, who reached base earlier in the frame on a Pirates error.
UNCW doubled its advantage to 2-0 in the top of the fourth, using a RBI single by
Brown with two outs to plate senior Lauryn Buckworth.

East Carolina cut the Seahawks edge in half in the bottom of the sixth as it used a
run-scoring single by Alcorn to plate junior Kristi Oshiro and make it a 2-1
contest.

In the bottom of the seventh, ECU opened the frame with back-to-back singles to put
the tying and winning runs on base for Fieldhouse, who singled up the middle to give
the Pirates the one-run victory.

Christian picked up the victory for the Pirates to improve to 11-9 on the season.
Christian allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks in seven innings
in the circle. Fieldhouse went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Jill Jelnick went 2-for-4 to
pace the Pirates lineup in the opener.

Sophomore Jordyn Schmidt took the loss for the Seahawks to move to 4-7. In 6.1
innings in the circle, Schmidt surrendered three runs on 10 hits and one walk. Brown
was 2-for-3 with a RBI while Philips was 1-for-3 with a run batted in for the
Seahawks in the opener.

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