Seahawks drop 4-2 decision to NC State


WILMINGTON, North Carolina ( – UNCW celebrated the completion of renovations to Boseman Field on Wednesday afternoon, but visiting NC State spoiled the party as the Wolfpack earned a 4-2 victory over the Seahawks in non-conference softball action on Wednesday afternoon.

The loss dropped the Seahawks’ record to 4-6 on the season while NC State upped its mark to 11-5 after winning for the seventh time in its last eight games.

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Junior outfielder Lacey Fox led the Seahawks by going 3-for-4 with a run batted in while senior shortstop Kelsey Bryancontributed two hits and a run scored.

Sophomore first baseman Haylee Kobziak paced the Wolfpack’s nine-hit attack with two hits, including her first home run of the season, with a pair of runs scored. Freshman catcher Lily Bishop and sophomore designated player Haley Finn each added two hits.

Sophomore Devin Wallace improved to 6-3 in the circle after allowing one earned run on six hits over six innings with nine strikeouts. Junior Brittany Nimmo secured her first save of the season after pitching a scoreless seventh inning.

Junior Laurel Koontz suffered the loss for UNCW after allowing two runs on three hits in the first inning.

Key Moment: NC State scored twice in the first inning and added two more runs in the fifth inning to build a 4-0 lead the Wolfpack did not relinquish. UNCW tallied a run in the fifth and sixth innings, but was unable to get any closer.

Up Next: The Seahawks begin a seven-game road trip on Friday, Mar. 2, at 11 a.m. when they face Western Illinois as part of the Auburn Wilson/DeMarini Classic.