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Pirates Win Regional In Dramatic Fashion

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Devin Harris singled home Kyle Roller in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift East Carolina past South Carolina 10-9 on Monday night in an NCAA regional final.

Harris, who forced extra innings with a three-run homer in the ninth, finished with four hits and five RBIs for the top-seeded Pirates (46-18). East Carolina rallied from six runs down to earn its first super regional berth since 2004.

East Carolina will play North Carolina in a best-of-three super regional series.

In the 10th, Roller doubled, Brandon Henderson was intentionally walked, and two batters later, Harris sent Sam Dyson's 3-1 pitch up
the middle.

Scott Wingo and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered for South Carolina (40-23), which led 6-0 in the fifth.

The Pirates rallied from 6-0 deficit early in the game and then after pulling cose in the late innings the Pirates scored three runs in the bottom of the 9th and the winning run in the bottom of the 10th for the victory.


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