by Hawks Sports Infromation Department
MURFREESBORO, NC – The Chowan University baseball team improved to 24-21 and 12-3 in the CIAA after a doubleheader sweep of Winston-Salem State University on Thursday afternoon. The Hawks handed the Rams, the #6 ranked team in the Atlantic Region, their first CIAA losses of the season. WSSU fell to 30-15 overall and 12-2 in the league after Thursdays games.
The Hawks jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning to give starter Cody Smith cushion to pitch his fourth win of the season. Connor Arcobasso led the first inning off with a single up the middle. Marquise Lanier blasted a double to left center field, scoring Arcobasso and giving Chowan a 1-0 lead. Zack Cooper followed Lanier’s double up with a triple to right field, scoring Lanier from second and giving Chowan a 2-0 lead. Trent Brosdahl gave the Hawks a 4-0 lead in the next at-bat with a two run shot to left field marking his 10th homerun of the season.
Smith went on to pitch a two-run game before being replaced by Vinny Puma. Smith ended his five innings of work with his fourth season win, nine strikeouts, five hits, and two earned runs.