Maryland Terrapins outslug UNCW Seahawks
WILMINGTON, NC (COURTESY UNCWSPORTS.COM) — Kevin Smith homered twice and drove in five runs as Maryland topped UNCW, 10-6, to earn a split of the midweek series with a win at Brooks Field on Wednesday.
The Terps, who picked up their first road win of the season, improved to 13-7 while the Seahawks dropped to 9-10 after having their five-game winning streak halted.
Smith finished the two-game non-conference series with four home runs. Adding two-hit games were Nick Dunn and Marty Costes, who also homered on the afternoon and drove in two runs for UM.
Starter Clay Lockamon (0-1) took the loss, surrendering three runs, two earned, in one inning of work.
Up next: The Seahawks host defending Colonial Athletic Association champion William & Mary on Friday at 6 p.m. in the conference opener for both teams.
How it happened: Maryland jumped on Lockamon in the first inning for a 3-0 lead. Dunn singled with one out and Costes followed with a two-run home run to left for his fourth round tripper of the season. Will Watson reached base on a throwing error by Lockamon and moved into scoring positon on a walk Madison Nickens. A balk moved both to second and third and Smith knocked in the third run of the inning with a ground out.
Home Runs: UMD: Costes (off Lockamon in the first, one on, one out), Smith (off Joyner in the fifth, two on, one out), Smith 2 (off Magestro in the eighth, leadoff); UNCW: Mims (off Stiles in the third inning, one on, one out), Feight (off Miller in the ninth, one on, one out)
Inside the box score: Both teams were 1-for-8 with RISP … UNCW had two hits with two out while Maryland was hitless … UMD plated three-of-four bases runners from third base with less than two out … The Terps did get their leadoff hitter on base in five innings.
Notes: Casey Golden tied his career-high 10-game hitting streak with a third inning single … Brian Mims hit in his 11th consecutive game … Mims (14), Nick Feight (13) and Golden (12) all extended their on-base streaks … Feight moved into a tie for eighth at UNCW with 28 career home runs.