East Carolina's baseball team scored first and often against Tulane on Sunday, effectively taking over first place in the American Athletic Conference standings with a 9-1 victory at Clark-LeClair Stadium. It completed a 3-1 series win in a weekend full of various emotions for both teams.
Thomas Francisco hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning for a 1-0 edge. The Pirates added single tallies in the third and fourth, and a three-run rally in the bottom of the fifth to score in four of the first five innings. They finished with four home runs.