A&T’s three-game series at UNCW concluded on Sunday, with the Aggies taking the rubber game in a 5-4 extra-innings thriller.
The Aggies were able to eke out a victory in the finale despite giving up the lead late in the game. After surrendering a two-run advantage in the ninth inning, A&T managed to rally in the 10th to take the deciding contest.
The series opened on Friday, with A&T taking the first game of the three-game set by a score of 6-2. The Aggies’ offense was in full swing, as they scored in each of the first five innings to take an early lead. The UNCW bats were unable to get going, as they were held to just two runs on six hits.
Saturday’s game was much closer, with A&T taking a 4-3 win in extra innings. The Aggies were able to get on the board first, but the Seahawks responded with a three-run fourth inning to take the lead. A&T was able to tie the game in the seventh and then scored the go-ahead run in the ninth.
Sunday’s finale was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams exchanging leads several times throughout the game. A&T was able to take the lead for good in the 10th inning, scoring two runs to take the 5-4 victory.
The win was the Aggies’ fifth consecutive victory, improving their overall record to 20-14. The series sweep was also A&T’s first in conference play this season.
The Aggies will now turn their attention to a four-game series at NC State, beginning on Thursday.