The 23rd ranked ECU baseball team in action against 7th ranked Rice. The pirates lost game one of the series Friday night out on the road. ECU went up early 1-0 in the first inning. Rice lit it up from the plate in the first inning earning four runs off of four hits. ECU slowly crept back and tied it up at four in 6th inning. They went to extra innings. In the bottom of the tenth Rice loads the bases and wins it. ECU goes down 5-4.