WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW Sports)–Memphis jumped on UNCW starter Zarion Sharpe for four runs in the first two innings as the Tigers shutout the Seahawks, 4-0, in the series opener on Friday at Brooks Field.
The Tigers upped their record to 9-4 while UNCW dropped to an identical 9-4.
Memphis starter Danny Denz (2-0) allowed one hit and walked one over six innings while striking out 11 in earning the win.
Taylor Howell was the lone multi-hit player in the game, doubling and single in four at bats.
UNCW managed three hits on the game and struck out a season-high 15 times.
Sharpe (2-1) took the loss after allowing four runs, three earned, in two-plus innings of work.
The Seahawks and Tigers continue the series on Saturday with a 4 p.m. start.