BUIES CREEK — East Carolina got its first road win of 2018 as the Pirates defeated Campbell 7-2 at Jim Perry Stadium on Wednesday evening.
ECU (4-0) scored three runs in the second inning with two out as Seth Caddell doubled down the left field line to get the Pirates started.
Dwanya Williams-Sutton followed with a single to right before stealing second. Dusty Baker’s double through the right side scored two runs. Brady Lloyd followed with a single to bring in Baker for a 3-0 ECU lead.
Williams-Sutton was hit by a pitch to lead off a two-run fourth for the Pirates. Williams-Sutton stole second and Baker had a single up the middle to put runners at first and third. Lloyd’s sacrifice fly brought Williams-Sutton in.
Baker stole second, moved to third on an errant pickoff attempt and came home on a sacrifice fly by Bryant Packard.
Caddell, a freshman who had three hits, doubled to right with two down in the fifth. Williams-Sutton followed with an RBI triple for a 6-0 ECU lead.
Lloyd walked in the sixth and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Turner Brown. A wild pitch allowed Lloyd to get to third and he came home for the Pirates’ final run on a sacrifice fly by Chandler Jenkins.
Kyle Mehl had a two-run single for the Camels (0-4) in the eighth.
Freshman left-hander Alec Burleson started and went three innings for the win as fourth-year ECU coach Cliff Godwin used eight pitchers, including Davis Kirkpatrick, Zach Barnes, Matt Bridges, Cam Colemore, Jake Kuchmaner, Sam Lanier and Gavin Williams.
“I’m really proud of the guys and anytime you can get a win on the road is good,” Godwin said. “I thought Alec pitched well and Davis was tremendous. We got a lot of good innings from our entire staff tonight and for the most part the pitching was good. Defensively, we played really well and had some quality at-bats up and down the whole lineup.”
Campbell was charged with four errors. The contest went three hours, 50 minutes with 1,428 on hand.
The Pirates are home to host North Carolina on Friday at 6 p.m.