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Pirates get back in win column


The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The East Carolina baseball team shook off its weekend sweep with a victory on Tuesday night at Elon, 11-7, thanks in large part to a big night from ECU senior catcher Travis Watkins and a nail-biting, bases-loaded finish for closer Joe Ingle.

The backstop belted a grand slam as part of the Pirates’ five-run second inning, which temporarily put them ahead 7-0. ECU scored two more tallies each in the fifth and seventh to hold off the Phoenix’s steady run-scoring throughout the game. That included a two-run eighth by the hosts that made it a four-run affair.

ECU hosts North Carolina tonight at 6:30 in Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Watkins opened the scoring in the game when he ripped an RBI double in the first inning, and in the second, he sent a shot out of the park with the bases loaded to make it 7-0. Bryce Harman added an RBI single and a run to highlight the fifth, and Yorgen drilled and RBI double and Watkins drove in his sixth run of the night on a groundout to extend the ECU lead to 11-4 before Elon rallied with one in the bottom of the seventh and two in the bottom of the eighth.

Ingle came on to close the game in the ninth and walked the bases loaded with one out, but he coaxed an infield pop from O’Regan for the second out and got Satterfield to ground out to end the game and leave the bases packed.

That preserved the win for starter Davis Kirkpatrick (1-0), who pitched into the third inning. Robbie Welhaf took the loss for Elon.

Yorgen (two RBIs), Luke Bolka and Watkins each notched two hits in the win for ECU.

Softball triumphs

With East Carolina trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning, senior outfielder Ali Ramirez clubbed a two-run home run over the left field fence to propel the Pirates to a 6-5 victory over Campbell Tuesday at the ECU Softball Stadium.

The top of the ECU (16-13) lineup did its job as senior outfielders Ciara Ervin and Kacie Oshiro and junior infielder Meredith Burroughs combined to go 5-for-12 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Ramirez’s home run was the 37th of the season for East Carolina, which leads the American Athletic Conference in long balls.

Sophomore pitcher Mary Williams (4-7) was effective in relief, tossing four innings and allowing three runs on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Senior RHP Lydia Ritchie pitched the first three innings, surrendering two runs on one hit. She fanned three Campbell batters and walked one.

East Carolina won in walkoff fashion for the third time this season. The Pirates have hit two walkoff home runs in the last three weeks.


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