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GREENVILLE — East Carolina took a 7-0 nonconference win over Elon on Senior Night at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Tuesday night.

The game was shortened to seven innings because of threatening weather.

Pirate seniors Hunter Allen and Reid Love had productive performances in their final home game of the regular season.

ECU (33-20) has won 11 straight in the series with the Phoenix (24-27), including all four meetings in 2015.

The Pirates gained the upper hand quickly as Allen, the leadoff batter, walked and moved to third on a single by Charlie Yorgen before scoring on a fielder's choice by Love.

ECU added a pair of runs in the second for a 3-0 lead. Kirk Morgan was hit by a pitch to start the frame and Eric Tyler walked. A sacrifice bunt by Travis Watkins advanced the runners to second and third. A sacrifice fly by Garrett Brooks scored Morgan and Allen's single through the right side brought in Tyler.

Luke Lowery led off the fourth with his 12th homer of the season to start a four-run inning for the Pirates. Tyler walked with one out and Watkins had an infield hit. A single by Brooks loaded the bases.

Allen had an RBI single on a bunt for a 5-0 ECU lead. Yorgen got aboard on a fielder's choice that brought in a run. Love's double to right scored Brooks for a 7-0 Pirates advantage.

David Lucroy (3-4) allowed just one hit over five innings. He walked two and struck out three. Nick Durazo yielded the only other hit by the Phoenix as he and Evan Voliva each tossed an inning of scoreless relief.

Allen finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs as ECU outhit the visitors, 7-2. Love had a hit and two RBIs.

The Pirates will be traveling today for an American Athletic Conference series at Cincinnati, which gets under way at 6 p.m. Thursday.

ECU is 12-9 in league play, one game behind Houston. The Bearcats are 15-36 overall and 6-15 in the AAC. Cincinnati is 10-11 at home while the Pirates are 9-8 on the road.

05/13/2015 02:42 AM