GREENVILLE — East Carolina took its American Athletic Conference series at Clark-LeClair Stadium with Tulane on Saturday, two games to one.
In the completion of a suspended game from Friday night, the Pirates rallied from a 10-6 deficit for an 11-10 triumph.
The Green Wave won the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, 8-0, before ECU came back to win the deciding contest, 8-6.
The Pirates trailed, 9-6, when play was halted due to weather on Friday night with none out in the top of the seventh. The visitors had runners on second and third. Landon Ginn got out of the seventh with a ground out and a double play when play resumed.
Teo Banks gave Tulane a 10-6 advantage with a solo homer in the eighth before ECU scored twice in the bottom of the frame and three times in the ninth to take a walk-off victory on a 2-run single by Lane Hoover. There was an appeal before pinch runner Nathan Chrismon was confirmed to have scored the winning run.
Ginn (3-0) went the last three innings for the win.
Jacob Jenkins-Cowart went 3-for-4 in the series opener with four RBIs. Jacob Starling went 3-for-5 with three runs. Josh Moylan and Joey Berini each had two hits and an RBI.
Ricky Castro (3-5) pitched a 3-hit shutout for the Green Wave in the ensuing game. Brennan Lambert had a 3-run homer for Tulane in the first and Simon Baumgardt launched a 2-run shot in the second.
A 6-run sixth inning was pivotal for the Pirates in the rubber game. Luke Nowak, Hoover and Starling had run-scoring singles before Moylan hit a 2-run homer to center and Jenkins-Cowart belted a solo shot to right-center.
Starling’s solo homer in the fifth had tied the score at 2.
Jake Hunter (3-1) got the win with three and two-thirds innings of relief that included five strikeouts. Danny Beal recorded his third save. ECU starter Zach Root yielded two runs while whiffing six in the first four and two-thirds.
Starling had two hits, two runs and two RBIs as the Pirates improved to 31-13 overall and 9-6 in the AAC.
Tulane dropped to 13-31 and 6-9.
ECU, 26-3 at home, will host North Carolina (28-16) on Wednesday at 5 p.m. (ESPN+).
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