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By Al Myatt
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ELON East Carolina was down to its last out and trailed 8-7 at Elon on Saturday afternoon before rallying for four runs in the top of the ninth and an 11-8 win.

With two down and nobody on in the ninth, Pirates pinch hitter Luke Bolka reached base on an error and went to second on the play. Hunter Allen singled through the left side and advanced to second as Bolka scored the tying run.

ECU took a 9-8 lead on Garrett Brooks' RBI single. Brooks stole second and Charlie Yorgen walked before Bryce Harman connected for a two-run double to left center.

Reid Love (2-1) pitched two innings of relief for the win although he yielded three runs, all earned in the eighth. He allowed five hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

Jacob Wolfe started and went six and one-third innings for ECU (12-6), which followed up on a 10-3 win over the Phoenix (8-8) on Friday. Wolfe surrendered six hits, five runs, three earned, with one walk and four strikeouts.

Jimmy Boyd followed Wolfe to the mound, recording the last two outs in the seventh.

The Pirates held a 14-12 edge in hitting. Harman went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Luke Lowery hit his seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot in the second inning that put ECU ahead 5-0. Lowery was 2-for-5 with three runs driven in.

Elon scored three runs in the second and two more in the seventh before taking an 8-7 lead on a 3-run homer by Ryan Cooper in the eighth.

Cooper and Nick Zammarelli each had three hits and three RBIs for the Phoenix.

ECU will be going for a sweep when the teams meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Elon.

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