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Pirates rally to take series


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Pirates rally to take series

GREENVILLE East Carolina trailed Tulane 4-3 in their American Athletic Conference contest at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday night before rallying for four runs in the sixth inning and four more in the seventh for an 11-4 victory. ... More...

Next: ECU vs. Tulane | Saturday, 12 pm



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Pictured: Centerfielder Garrett Brooks takes a lead at third as coach Cliff Godwin looks on during the 7th inning of ECU's Saturday doubleheader with Memphis. The junior went on to score on a wild pitch to tie the game. (Photo  by W.A. Myatt)


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GREENVILLE East Carolina trailed Tulane 4-3 in their American Athletic Conference contest at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday night before rallying for four runs in the sixth inning and four more in the seventh for an 11-4 victory.

The sixth inning scoring came with two out as ECU improved to 19-12 overall and 3-2 in the AAC by taking the first two matchups of the three-game set with the Green Wave (19-12, 1-4).

Parker Lamm was aboard on a fielder's choice in the sixth when Reid Love walked with two down to put runners at first and second. Charlie Yorgen walked to load the bases before Travis Watkins' two-run single to left field put the Pirates ahead to stay at 5-4.

Luke Lowery followed with an RBI single and Bryce Harman's single scored another run as ECU went ahead, 7-4.

Yorgen had an RBI single in the seventh and Lowery had a two-run triple to right center.

Harman had solo home runs for the Pirates in the second and fourth innings, going 3-for-4 on the evening with three RBIs.

Lowery had two hits and three RBIs. Love and Yorgen each had two hits. Love had a solo homer in the fifth after Tulane had taken a 4-2 lead with three runs in the top of the frame.

Jimmy Boyd (3-7) pitched four and one-third innings for the win. He allowed three hits, no runs, no walks and struck out nine.

Starter Evan Kruczynski yielded five hits over four and two-thirds innings. Tulane scored four runs, two earned, during his mound tenure. Kruczynski walked one and struck out three.

ECU outhit Tulane, 13-8. The Pirates were charged with one error while the Wave committed three.

Lex Kaplan had a solo homer in the second as Tulane took a 1-0 lead.

The final game of the series is scheduled for noon today.

04/04/2015 12:39 AM