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Reid Love led off the bottom of the ninth with a triple to right center and Eric Tyler drew a walk. A towering fly ball to left by Luke Lowery was misplayed, allowing Love to score the tying run. Lowery was credited with a sacrifice fly on the play that put runners at first and second.

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Pictured: East Carolina senior co-captain Reid Love and head coach Cliff Godwin celebrate after Love's leadoff triple in the bottom of the ninth set the stage for the Pirates to mount a dramatic rally against N.C. State Tuesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


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By Al Myatt
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GREENVILLE For the third time in as many games, East Carolina produced the winning run in its last at-bat, nipping Duke 3-2 in 10 innings on Wednesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Reid Love had an infield single with one out for ECU (26-16) in the bottom of the 10th with the score tied at 2. Pirates coach Cliff Godwin inserted Cameron Snow as a pinch runner for Love and Snow stole second.

Eric Tyler drew a walk before Luke Lowery singled to right center to score Snow with the winning run.

Jimmy Boyd (5-7) picked up the win with two innings of hitless relief.

Jackson Mims went 3-for-4 for ECU with an RBI single in the second inning that provided a 1-0 lead.

Jalen Phillips had an RBI double as the Blue Devils (22-18) tied the score at 1 in the top of the fourth. Garrett Brooks went 2-for-4 for the Pirates with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth for a 2-1 lead.

Cris Perez had a run-scoring single for Duke that tied the score at 2 in the top of the fifth.

Kirk Morgan, who drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth in a 6-5 win over N.C. State on Tuesday night, started and went four innings for ECU. Morgan allowed six hits and one earned run while walking one and striking out two.

David Lucroy pitched the sixth, seventh and eighth for the Pirates. He yielded one hit and no runs, walking one and whiffing three.

Peter Zyla had three of the Blue Devils' 10 hits. Mike Rosenfeld and Perez each had two hits in the setback.

The Pirates pushed their lead in the series to 34-13 with their 13th straight win over Duke. The teams hadn't met since 2007.

A crowd of 3,271 saw ECU subdue an Atlantic Coast Conference team for the second straight night.

The Pirates return to American Athletic Conference play at home with a 6:30 p.m. game Friday against Central Florida.

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