As Sharpe as it gets, UNCW Baseball onto the CAA Championship

UNCW junior Zarion Sharpe (WWAY)

HARRISONBURG, VA (WWAY)– Zarion Sharpe continued the trend of outstanding starting pitching for UNCW baseball on Friday night. The left-hander threw 7.1 innings allowing just one earned run to the Seahawks to the 5-1 win over William & Mary. The win moves UNCW in the CAA title game on Saturday evening.

UNCW fell behind early 1-0 on a Jack Cone RBI single for the Tribe, but Zarion Sharpe would calm the William & Mary bats the rest of the way.

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The Seahawks finally got on the board in the bottom of the 6th inning. Cole Weiss took a one out breaking ball over the fence in right to tie the game at one. Kep Brown the next Seahawk hitter walked, then Noah Bridges hit a no-doubt two run home run to give UNCW the 3-1 lead.

The Seahawks would add two more runs in the 7th inning to add to the 3-1 lead. Nick Bruno came on in relief and retired the final two batters of the game to secure the 5-1 win.

UNCW will play the winner of Elon/William & Mary in the Championship game at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday night. The Seahawks will have to be beat twice by their championship opponent.