Gamache, Hammock Spin Gems in Saturday sweep

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Pitchers Kara Hammock and Janel Gamache pitched 12 one-run innings as the UNCW softball team swept its doubleheader Saturday over NC Central and Canisius at Boseman Field.

The Seahawks improved to 12-3 this season winning three of four games this weekend. UNCW cruised to an 8-0 victory over NCCU in the morning game, then beat the Golden Griffins, 4-1, in the weekend final.

UNCW returns next weekend for a three-game series against St. Bonaventure at Boseman Field. The Seahawks play a doubleheader Saturday, March 5 starting at noon and round out the series with a game Sunday, March 6 at noon.

GAME 1 | UNCW 8, NC Central 0 (five rounds)

UNCW scored twice late in the second when junior Marie Sobataka reached on an Eagles field error that marked the first year Lauren Cope of the third.

One batter later, catcher Mackenzie Amodeo powered a brace into the left-center spread to give the Seahawks a two-point lead.

Cope capped a two-hit day with an RBI double that tackled Lauryn Richardson and Gamache late in the third to make it a 4-0 game.

Gamache put two more runs on the board when she hit a fourth-inning triple down the right field line after Arial Pearce nailed on a run with a groundout on the previous at bat.

Down the fifth, rapper Meadows of Jentri junior home double Susie Borda to win the match, 8-0.

Hammock went one hit in five scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts for his fourth win of the season.

GAME 2 | UNCW 4, Canisius 1

Gamache pitched his second full game of the season to split the season series against the Griffins, 2-2. The Exeter, RI product needed just 91 pitches in seven innings to earn its second win of the season.

Canisius struck first in the top of the second when catcher Gianna Fazzolari hammered a solo home run to left center.

At the end of the third, receiver Anna Knox trotted to the plate with Camryn Dean On the base. On an 0-1 count, the Mooresville, North Carolina product hammered the home run over the right-center wall to take a 2-1 lead.

Sobataka and right fielder Skylar Stockton the extra insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth when they threw back-to-back RBI singles down the right-field line to complete the score.


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