Sunday, ECU-Tul

Thomas Francisco, pictured earlier this season, hit a key home run for East Carolina on Friday in a 12-0 win over Memphis in the American Athletic Conference tournament.

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.

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