GREENVILLE — East Carolina scored five runs in the seventh inning to take a 7-6 nonconference victory over visiting Campbell on Tuesday night.
The Pirates (35-18) won their 11th straight as Ben Terwilliger struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.
The Camels (34-16) took a 5-2 lead in the seventh on a 3-run homer by Zach Nieto that went in and out of the glove of ECU left fielder Lane Hoover as he leaped and bumped into the fence.
The Pirates started their half of the seventh with walks to Ben Newton and Alec Makarewicz. Jacob Starling’s two-run double to right-center brought ECU within 5-4. Josh Moylan reached on an error that allowed Starling to score the tying run.
Hoover walked before Jacob Jenkins-Cowart delivered a 2-run double down the right field line with two out to give the Pirates a 7-5 lead.
Campbell’s Tyler Halstead started the eighth with a triple and scored on a ground out for the final run of the game.
Wyatt Lunsford-Shenkman (1-0) got the win with two-thirds of an inning of relief. Nine Pirate pitchers totaled 13 strikeouts. Terwilliger fanned five over the last two frames.
ECU led 2-0 on solo homers by Ben Newton in the second and Moylan in the third.
The Pirates, who moved into Collegiate Baseball’s rankings at No. 21 this week, start a 3-game series at home with Houston (34-19, 13-8 AAC) on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (ESPN+).
ECU (17-4 AAC) has already clinched the regular-season conference championship.
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