SEATTLE — Bryant Packard hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning for a 3-1 East Carolina lead and he also had a solo shot in the eighth as the Pirates took a 7-2 win over host Washington on Saturday.
Tyler Smith (5-0) went seven innings for the win as No. 11 ECU took the nonconference series two games to one and improved to 24-7 overall.
Willie MacIver had an RBI single in the fourth as the Huskies (14-14) took a 1-0 lead.
Andrew Henrickson led off the fifth with a single to center for the Pirates and Dwanya Williams-Sutton followed with another single to center. With two out, Packard put ECU ahead to stay with a drive over the right field fence.
Henrickson had an RBI single in the sixth to score Spencer Brickhouse, who had opened the frame with a double to left.
The Pirates used the long ball in the eighth to extend the margin to 7-1. Packard homered to center and Jake Washer had a two-run homer to left with Brady Lloyd aboard on a double down the right field line.
Smith allowed just three hits and one run (earned) while walking two and striking out two.
Freshman right-hander Gavin Williams yielded two hits and walked one to load the bases in the bottom of the eighth. Washington closed within 7-2 on a sacrifice fly by Mason Cerrillo before left-hander Ryan Ross prevented further damage with a ground out and a fly out.
Ross had one strikeout in an inning and one-third before Davis Kirkpatrick recorded the last two outs.
Packard finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Brickhouse, Henrickson and Williams-Sutton had two hits each for the Pirates as they outhit the Huskies, 13-6.
ECU visits Elon on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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