GREENVILLE — East Carolina overcame a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the fourth inning and three more in the fifth for a 6-5 win over William & Mary on Wednesday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
The tenth-ranked Pirates improved to 13-4 with their seventh win in eight games while the Tribe slipped to 9-9.
Cole Ragone drove in the last two of the visitors’ three runs in the fourth with a single to left center.
ECU evened the score in the bottom of the fourth after a leadoff double by Josh Moylan. Ryan McCrystal followed with a double to score Moylan.
McCrystal came home on a single to right by Jacob Jenkins-Cowart. Alec Makarewicz singled to set up a run-producing, score-tying single to left by Lane Hoover.
A walk to Moylan started the Pirates’ half of the fifth. McCrystal singled before Ryleh Johnson hit into a fielder’s choice that plated Moylan with the go-ahead run.
Jenkins-Cowart provided some breathing room and a 6-3 Pirates lead with a 2-run homer to right center.
A passed ball in the sixth and an infield single by Tank Yaghoubi in the seventh that brought in Ben Williamson completed the scoring.
Jaden Winter struck out Max Winters to leave the bases loaded in the top of the eighth.
Winter picked up his first save by retiring the visitors in order in the ninth on two strikeouts and a fly out.
Tyler Bradt (1-0) was credited with the win in relief after Garrett Saylor started and went five and one-third innings with seven strikeouts.
Jenkins-Cowart went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Pirates. McCrystal finished with two hits and two RBIs.
ECU starts a 3-game series with Missouri State (11-5) on Friday at 6 p.m.
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