GREENVILLE — Eric Tyler went 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs as East Carolina opened a three-game series with visiting Towson on Friday night with a 9-4 win.
Charlie Yorgen went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs as ECU (15-8) had 15 hits. Dwanya Williams-Sutton returned from a wrist injury that sidelined him for 18 games, going 3-for-5 in the leadoff spot with a double and a run scored.
Freshman left-hander Jake Agnos picked up his first college win as he started and pitched six innings. Agnos allowed eight hits and four runs, three earned. He struck out seven and walked three.
Sophomore right-hander Sam Lanier pitched three perfect innings with three whiffs for his first college save.
Williams-Sutton singled to start the bottom of the first and went to second on an error. He came home to tie the score at 1 on a single by Yorgen. After Travis Watkins reached on a fielder’s choice, Spencer Brickhouse doubled to put runners at second and third.
Tyler’s two-run double gave ECU a 3-1 lead.
Drew Henrickson singled and Dusty Baker walked in the second before Yorgen doubled to put the Pirates ahead, 5-1.
Turner Brown tripled and Bryce Harman singled to bring him in as ECU pushed the lead to 6-1 in the third.
Tyler doubled in the fifth and scored on an infield hit by Harman to give the Pirates a 7-3 lead.
The Pirates added two runs in the sixth after Yorgen walked with one away and a single by Watkins moved him to third. A sacrifice fly by Brickhouse scored Yorgen and a double by Tyler brought Watkins home.
Billy Lennox went 3-for-4 for the Tigers (8-8) and Richard Miller was 2-for-3 with a solo homer in the sixth.
Game two of the series is at 4 p.m. today.