A steady, quiet confidence continued to grow for the East Carolina baseball team on Saturday as the Pirates rung up another victory by outpitching an opponent.
ECU, despite still struggling to find a consistent offense to match its stellar pitching staff, continued to make the most of the opportunities it's getting. The Pirates notched four of their tallies in the second inning and rode them until a two-run eighth gave them the insurance they needed in a 6-3 victory over Rutgers in the second game of a three-game series at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
ECU starter Mike Wright got the Pirates into the sixth inning before Brad Mincey and Jake Harris came out of the bullpen to set the stage for closer Seth Simmons, who notched his fourth save of the season and became ECU's all-time saves leader in the process.
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