GREENVILLE — Wofford scored five runs in the sixth inning to lead East Carolina, 8-6, but the No. 11 Pirates put up six runs in the seventh on their way to a 13-8 win on Wednesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
A crowd of 2,429 saw ECU improve to 22-6 as the Terriers slipped to 20-10.
Seth Caddell was 3-for-4 in the win with a home run and five RBIs.
The decisive inning for the Pirates started with a single through the right side by Bryant Packard. Brady Lloyd followed with a single to center before a walk to Spencer Brickhouse loaded the bases. Walks to Jake Washer and Connor Litton brought in runs that tied the score at 8.
ECU went ahead to stay as Andrew Henrickson singled to left to score Brickhouse.
Caddell had a two-run single to left for an 11-8 lead. Henrickson scored on a sacrifice bunt by Nick Barber.
Litton’s solo homer in the eighth completed the scoring.
The Pirates went ahead 3-1 in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Caddell, an RBI triple by Bryson Worrell and a wild pitch that allowed Worrell to come home.
Caddell had a two-run homer in the fourth. Brickhouse had an RBI single in the fifth for a 6-3 ECU lead.
Zach Barnes (1-0) got the win in relief.
Jake Kuchmaner started and went four and one-third innings. He allowed five hits and three runs (all earned) with one strikeout and no walks.
Willy Strong yielded three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning.
Sam Lanier was nicked for a pair of unearned runs in one and two-thirds innings. Barnes went the last two and one-third, allowing no hits while fanning two.
Packard, Brickhouse, Litton and Henrickson had two hits each for the Pirates.
ECU starts a three-game series at Washington on Friday at 9:05 p.m. The Pirates and Huskies will play a doubleheader on Saturday.