GREENVILLE — East Carolina took a 14-6 Senior Night win over Campbell on Tuesday as Pirate seniors combined for four home runs.
A three-run blast by Luke Bolka put ECU ahead to stay at 7-5 in the fifth inning.
Travis Watkins had a two-run homer as the Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the first.
Watkins had a solo homer in the fourth that tied the score at 3 after the Camels got RBI singles from Adam Wyse, Drew Butler and Cole Hallum in the top of the fourth.
Turner Brown scored later in the fourth as Drew Henrickson was retired at first.
Campbell (23-29) used a questionable safe call at first base to prolong the fifth inning for a two-run single by Butler that gave the visitors a 5-4 lead.
Watkins and Brown had singles before Bolka belted his three-run homer on a 3-0 pitch with two down in the fifth.
Zach Minnick had an RBI single to score Hallum and cut ECU’s lead to 7-6 in the top of the sixth.
Eric Tyler had a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth to bring in Charlie Yorgen and Dwanya Williams-Sutton. Wesley Phillips singled to score Tyler for a 10-6 Pirates lead.
Yorgen had a two-run homer in the seventh and Brown had a two-run single.
Chris Holba (4-1) pitched with a protective facemask and got the win. Holba had been recovering after getting hit by a line drive. It was the second win for Holba against the Camels this season. ECU won 10-0 in Buies Creek on Feb. 22.
Kirk Morgan started and went three innings for the Pirates. He allowed two hits and no runs while walking one and striking out six.
Davis Kirkpatrick and Trey Smith had brief stints before Holba came in. Holba worked one inning. He allowed two hits and two runs, both earned. He didn’t issue a walk while fanning three.
West Covington, Sam Lanier and Ryan Ross held off Campbell over the last four innings. ECU’s seven pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts.
Watkins went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Brown was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Bolka went 2-for-4 with three runs driven in.
Butler paced Campbell offensively, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
Alex Yarem (2-1), the fifth of eight pitchers for the Camels, was charged with the loss.
The Pirates (28-25) start at three-game American Athletic Conference series at Connecticut on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.
The Huskies swept a series at ECU on March 31-April 2.
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