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WILIMINGTON, N.C. -- The University of Delaware fell to UNCW 5-0 in the series finale of a three-game Colonial Athletic Association baseball series Sunday afternoon at Brooks Field.

The win earned UNCW the series victory over the Blue Hens after taking two of three matchups. 

The Seahawks (21-22, 9-6 CAA) held the dangerous Blue Hens (24-17, 10-8 CAA) to a season-low five hits as Delaware, the top hitting team in the CAA, was shutout for just the second time in 31 games this season and for the first time in league play.

Catcher Brian Mayer led the Blue Hens with two hits, including a double.

"We just got outplayed today, as UNCW just excuted better," said Delaware head coach Jim Sherman, who was gunning for his 500th victory at Delaware. "Our pitching was good today, but we just did not execute at the plate. We have the last leg of our three-week North Carolina swing [next weekend at North Carolina State], before we return home. We just now have to get healthy heading into the final two CAA weekends at home." 

UNCW added a run in the second on a solo home run, and a pair of runs in the third to take a 3-0 lead. The two-run outburst in the third chased Hens starter Kevin Milley.

Seahawks starter Zion Sharpe held the Hens scoreless over his six-inning, three-strikeout performance. After Sharpe departed three Seahawks relievers held the Hens at bay.

Delaware returns to the diamond on Tuesday afternoon, when the Blue Hens make the short trip to Saint Joseph's.

HEN SCRATCHINGS:
• Delaware falls to 1-7 this season when scoring two runs or less.
• The Hens were shutout in league play for the first time since last April 29 at William & Mary. 
• The Blue Hens still lead the CAA in both batting average (.316) and ERA (4.63)
Calvin Scott extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
Nick Patten saw his eight game hitting streak snapped.
Kevin Mohollen failed to reach base for the first time since 4/4 against LaSalle.

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