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Pirates rally past Albany

By Al Myatt
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GREENVILLE East Carolina came back from an early 2-0 deficit to move above .500 for the season with a 5-3 win against Albany at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Great Danes (1-5) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second before the Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the third.

ECU got a go-ahead run in the fifth before Albany tied the score at 3 in the sixth.

Charlie Yorgen walked with one out to start a decisive two-run seventh for the Pirates. Bryce Harman doubled down the right field line and wound up at third on a fielding error that allowed Yorgen to score the go-ahead run. Harman came home on an RBI ground out by Luke Lowery.

David Lucroy went five and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and three earned runs with one walk and six strikeouts. He found the strike zone on 63 of his 87 pitches.

Kirk Morgan (1-0) picked up the win with two and one-third innings of relief after being summoned to deal with a bases-loaded threat in the sixth. Morgan yielded one hit and recorded two whiffs.

Reid Love came in for his second save, facing four batters in the ninth.

Harman went 2-for-3 with two RBIs as both teams collected eight hits.

Leadoff batter Parker Lamm went 2-for-4 for the Pirates.

Lowery had a hit and two RBIs. Yorgen had a hit and scored twice. Eric Tyler and Jackson Mims also had hits for ECU.

Each team was charged with three errors. The contest was played in a steady drizzle with 422 fans braving the elements.

The Pirates (5-4) visit N.C. State (5-3) for a 3 p.m. game Tuesday.

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