GREENVILLE — East Carolina hit four home runs and four Pirate pitchers combined for a shutout in a 14-0 American Athletic Conference win over Tulane at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday night.
ECU, ranked as high as No. 11, improved to 32-10 overall and 12-1 in league play with its seventh straight win.
Spencer Brickhouse hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the first.
The Pirates added six runs in the third with a 2-run homer by Bryant Packard, a 2-run double by Jake Washer, a run-scoring single by Dusty Baker and an RBI-double by Brady Lloyd.
The lead grew to 10-0 in the fourth as runs came in on a single by Washer and a sacrifice bunt by Turner Brown.
A 2-run seventh included an RBI single by Connor Norby and run-scoring fielder’s choice by Ryder Giles.
Seth Caddell and Nick Barber launched back-to-back solo home runs in the eighth.
Left-hander Jake Agnos (6-2) started and went five innings for the win. He allowed two hits and walked five while striking out nine. Zach Barnes, Garrett Saylor and Ryder Giles completed the shutout. The ECU hurlers totaled 13 whiffs.
Packard, Washer and Barber had two hits each. Washer had three RBIs.
Jonathon Artigues was 2-for-4 for the Green Wave (26-15, 8-4 AAC).
Tulane entered the contest in second place to the Pirates in the AAC regular season race.
The second game of the series is scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m.