Diamond Hawks blanked by Memphis in series opener

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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.

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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.