Wilmington, NC - Tyler McSwain scattered seven hits over 6 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs as UNCW posted a 10-3 Colonial Athletic Association win over Hofstra Friday night at Brooks Field.
The Seahawks improved to 19-15 overall and 11-2 in league play with the victory while the Pride dropped to 18-14 overall and 9-4 in CAA action.
UNCW scored three times in the first and built a 5-0 lead after five innings. Hunter Ridge had three hits and a pair of RBIs to pace the UNCW offense.
The Seahawks wasted no time as they scored three times in the first off Pride starter Jared Rogers (0-4). Ridge and Drew Farber each had RBI base hits in the inning. Rogers gave up five runs on seven hits in five innings of work.
UNCW extended its lead to 5-0 with a run in the third and another in the fifth. Thomas Pope's infield single in the third drove in a run and Ridge delivered an RBI single to center in the fifth.
The Pride got on the board against McSwain (5-2) in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Danny Poma.
UNCW responded with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend to an 8-1 advantage. Matt Campbell singled in the first run and Andrew Cain drove in the other two with a single to center.
Rouleau, Hammer and Kevin Flynn each had two hits for the Pride, who managed eight hits on the night.
The series continues Saturday at 2 p.m.