Monmouth shuts out Pirates
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GREENVILLE — Monmouth pitchers
Ricky Dennis and Justin Andrews combined for a one-hit shutout in a 4-0
win at East Carolina on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep in the
series by the Pirates.
Dennis (2-2) started and went eight
innings. He lost a bid for a perfect game when he hit Charlie Yorgen
with a pitch with one out in the sixth.
He had a no-hitter until Kirk
Morgan's pinch hit single through the right side in the eighth.
Bryce Harman had walked before Morgan
broke up the no-hitter and Parker Lamm pinch ran for him.
The Hawks had a triple play on a line
out by Garrett Brooks to first baseman Shaine Hughes to end the eighth.
It was the first triple play in
Clark-LeClair Stadium history.
Dennis finished with one walk and six
strikeouts. Andrews retired the Pirates in order in the ninth on 12
ECU slipped to 13-7 going into a game
with Duke at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Ryan Bailey went 2-for-4 with an RBI
as Monmouth improved to 7-11.
The Hawks scored runs in the first,
third, fourth and eighth innings. Monmouth had nine hits off of three
Davis Kirkpatrick (0-1) started for
the Pirates and went three innings. He allowed three hits, two runs
(both earned) and walked two while striking out three.
Jimmy Boys pitched four and one-third
innings. He yielded five hits, a pair of earned runs and struck out four
without a walk.
Joe Ingle went the final inning and
two-thirds for ECU. He allowed one hit and had one strikeout.
Pete Papicun, Chris Gaetano and
Justin Trochiano also had RBIs for the visitors.
Both clubs had errorless efforts
03/20/16 11:37 PM.
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