SEATTLE — Host Washington bounced back for an 8-0 win on Friday night and a doubleheader split with East Carolina after the Pirates won the opening game, 5-1.
The deciding contest in the series is at 4:05 p.m. Saturday. The doubleheader was originally scheduled for Saturday.
Levi Jordan led Washington in the second game as he went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two doubles and a run.
The Huskies (14-13) scored once in the second inning on a homer by Joe Wainhouse, four times in the fifth and added three runs in the eighth.
Joe DeMers (3-1) got the win and Trey Benton (4-4) took the loss as Washington outhit No. 11 ECU (23-7), 13-5.
In the first game, Chris Holba (7-0) went seven and one-third innings, allowing eight hits and one earned run while walking one and striking out two. Ryan Ross got his fourth save.
The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as a single by Spencer Brickhouse scored Brady Lloyd.
After the Huskies scored the tying run on a sacrifice bunt by Noah Hsue in the fifth, ECU went ahead to stay on a solo homer in the sixth by Dwanya Williams-Sutton, who had been out with a wrist ailment.
In the seventh, Lloyd had an RBI bunt single for the Pirates and Jake Washer had an RBI single up the middle.
Washer added a sacrifice fly in the eighth for the final run in the first game.
Lloyd went 4-for-5 in the opener as ECU had 15 hits. Bryant Packard, Brickhouse, Williams-Sutton and Andrew Henrickson had two hits each.
Ross held the Huskies hitless over the last one and two-thirds innings.
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