GREENVILLE — East Carolina overcame a 3-0 Elon lead to top the Phoenix, 7-4, on Tuesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
The visitors went up 3-0 in the second with the help of a 2-run homer by Adam Spurlin.
The Pirates, ranked as high as No. 19 nationally, got a run with two out in the third. Zach Agnos had a single through the right side and scored on a double to left center by Seth Caddell to cut the deficit to 3-1.
A double to right by Bryson Worrell to lead off the bottom of the sixth led to a 3-run inning for ECU (13-3). Ben Newton’s sacrifice bunt allowed Worrell to move to third. Connor Norby’s infield single scored Worrell and cut Elon’s lead to 3-2. Skylar Brrooks had a double down the left field line to put runners at second and third.
Ryder Giles had a 2-run single up the middle to put the Pirates ahead, 4-3.
Alec Burleson’s solo homer to right pushed the margin to 5-3 in the seventh.
Lane Hoover’s 2-run single in the eighth extended the lead to 7-4.
Norby went 3-for-3 with a triple as ECU outhit the Phoenix, 14-7. Hoover, Burleson and Worrell had two hits each.
Garrett Saylor (3-0) pitched three innings of relief with six strikeouts for the win. Giles got his second save.
The Pirates won 7-2 at Elon on Feb. 25. Elon fell to 7-10 with the most recent loss to ECU.
The Pirates go for their seventh straight win at UNC-Wilmington (10-5) on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
John Osborne says
Skylar Brooks has a batting average of .444 ! Could he be a starter
in the outfield ?
Our starting outfielders are batting between .350 and .400 on a 13-3 team. Yet you want to replace one with a player with 10 AB’s? Cliff’s on top of it, trust him.