Winthrop breaks 9-game losing streak

Winthrop emphatically broke its nine-game losing streak Wednesday by sweeping a doubleheader at Prairie View A&M. The Eagles won 15-2 and 16-1 (7).

The games were scheduled as a spot pickup during the Eagles' four-game road trip to No. 15 Rice. Coach Joe Hudak needed three games to fill out his maximum 56-game regular season and got the Panthers to agree to two of them.

After losing all of the games to the Owls, Winthrop (5-14) bombarded A&M with an offensive attack. The Eagles scored more runs on Wednesday than they had in their previous eight games combined.

Louis Ullrich hit the team's only home run, his third of the season. Freshman Robert Lake (1-0) picked up his first collegiate win by hurling seven innings of one-hit ball, giving up a bunt single. Tyler McBride (1-0) got the win in Game 2.

Winthrop returns home to take on Wagner in the first of a four-game series at 6 p.m. on Friday. The Eagles play the Seahawks Friday through Monday, travel to The Citadel on March 26 and begin Big South Conference play on March 28 at VMI.

• USC, CLEMSON POSTPONED -- Clemson's game with Furman on Wednesday was rained out and re-scheduled for today. The Tigers will host the Paladins at 5 p.m.

Thirteenth-ranked South Carolina's game hosting USC Upstate was also postponed. The teams will rematch at 7 p.m. on April 15 at Sarge Frye Field.