Wright Scores Three Times With Three Hits In Loss To UNCW
By ODU Athletics
March 30, 2012
WILMINGTON, NC--ODU's Josh Wright had three hits and scored three times with an RBI, but the CAA leading UNCW Seahawks defeated the Monarchs, 10-4 Friday night at Brooks Field. UNCW is 13-12 Overall and 8-2 in the CAA, while ODU drops to 10-16 overall and 2-5 in the CAA.
Seahawks came right back in the bottom of the first as Hunter Ridge singled home Matt Campbell. UNCW then took the lead on Matt Campbell's two-out RBI single to bring home Jake Koenig in the second. In the fourth Mike Bass singled home Koenig with two outs followed by an RBI single from Campbell, for a 4-1 UNCW lead.
After McSwain had retired 11 of 12 Monarchs, ODU added two runs in the fifth on and RBI triple by Josh Wright to bring home Brandon Shelton and Josh Eldridge's sacrifice fly plated Wright to cut into the Seahawks leads at 4-3.
In the bottom of the sixth Mike Bass bunt single scored Koenig from third to make it 5-3. Cain then singled in two runs with two outs to make it 8-3.
Tyler McSwain won his fourth straight game for the Seahawks to improve to 4-2. ODU's Ben Tomchick took the loss, fanning seven in 5.2 innings of work.
Matt Campbell, Michael Bass and Jake Koenig each had three hits for UNCW, while Hunter Ridge knocked in three runs. UNCW had 16 hits on the night.
The two teams play again Saturday at Brooks Field beginning at 2 p.m.
ODU 100 020 010=4-6-1 UNCW 110 204 02x=10-16-1
ODU Battery: Ben Tomchick, Engler (6) and Tutwiler
UNCW Battery: Tyler McSwain, Seacrest (8) and Farber
WP: McSwain (4-2) LP: Tomchick (1-3)