2012 CAA Baseball Tournament: UNC-Wilmington Leaves It Late, Beats Delaware, 3-2

No. 1 seed UNC-Wilimington scored two runs in the seventh and another in the eighth to defeat No. 3 seed Delaware in the first game of Day 3 of the 2012 CAA Baseball Tournament in Harrisonburg, Va.

The Blue Hens took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 4th on a solo home run by Alex Maruri. But the Seahawks rallied to take a 2-1 lead in the seventh, helped by a throwing error by Delaware second baseman D.J. Long and an RBI single by Matt Campbell.

UNC-Wilmington increased their lead to 3-1 in the eighth inning on a home run by Hunter Ridge and held on despite a RBI single by Delaware's Tyler Powell in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Blue Hens lost their last chance to tie the game when pinch-runner Joe Giacchino was thrown out at third base on Powell's single.

Ryan Hartley hit a one-out double for Delaware in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Seahawks held on for the win to improve their tournament record to 2-0. Delaware will meet either VCU or Hofstra in an elimination game later Friday.

For more on the 2012 CAA Baseball Tournament at James Madison, be sure to follow this StoryStream here at SB Nation DC.

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