Two Home Runs By Hart Lead Cougars To Sunday Win Over Seahawks

By: CofC Sports Media

Senior second baseman Dupree Hart hit two dingers including a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to lead College of Charleston to a 10-3 win over UNCW on Sunday at Patriots Point.

It marked his first and second home runs of the season. Hart went 4-for-5 from the plate with five RBIs and three runs scored for the Cougars (28-16, 10-5 CAA).

Charleston built its lead early with a four-run second frame that included an RBI single to center field from Hart that brought junior Harrison Hawkins home.

The Seahawks (23-23, 7-8 CAA) threatened CofC's 7-2 lead in the top of the eighth as senior right-handed pitcher Nathan Ocker came in relief with two outs and bases loaded. He struck out Kep Brown to allow UNCW only a one-running inning.

Ocker picked up his 10th save of the season, while junior right-hander Josh Price earned the win.

The Cougars bounced back after dropping the first two games of the weekend series with UNCW. They claimed their 10th conference win of the season to remain in second place in the latest CAA standings.

With no midweek game, CofC will next hit the road for a three-game conference series at William & Mary on May 3-5 in Williamsburg, Va.

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