Kep Brown leads Seahawks in 14-4 victory


WILMINGTON, N.C. ( – Kep Brown powered UNCW with two home runs and four hits as the Seahawks slammed four homers on the night as UNCW muscled its way past visiting Campbell on Wednesday at Brooks Field by a score of 14-4.

The Seahawks, who have won five of their last six, ran their record to 25-15 and finished off a sweep of the Camels this season. The Camels, meanwhile, fell to 23-18 and 12-5 on the road.

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Noah Bridges added four hits of his own, finishing a home run shy of the cycle. Also homering for UNCW were Greg Jones, a three-run shot in the third, and Ryan Jeffers with a two-run blast in the seventh inning. Jeffers and Jones both finished with four runs batted in.

Blake Deatherage (1-0) earned the win in a predetermined start of two innings. The righthander struck out two in a pair of hitless frames.

Bryce Myers paced the Camels going 2-for-4, including a three-run homer in the seventh inning. Ty Babin added two hits and drove in a run.

Wes Noble (4-5) took the loss after allowing five runs on seven hits over three innings.

Up next: The Seahawks host Colonial Athletic Association rival Elon in a key series beginning on Friday at 6 p.m.

How it happened: With a 1-0 lead in the third, UNCW jumped on Noble for four runs in the inning. Jones launched a three-run shot to rightcenter and Brown followed with a blast to left for a 5-0 lead.

Inside the box score: UNCW finished with six hits and five RBI’s with two outs … Campbell went 0-8 with two outs … Both teams used eight pitchers.

Notes: The win gave UNCW a sweep of the home-and-home series with the Camels and now lead the all-time series, 82-40-1 … Mason Berne has now reached base in 34 consecutive games, sixth all-time at UNCW … Four home runs tied a season-high set against Princeton (Mar. 2) … Brown became the fifth Seahawk to homer twice in a game this season … 35 total bases were a season-high for UNCW … Pitcher Logan Beehler made his first appearance for UNCW since suffering an injury on Feb. 25 against Appalachian State.