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No. 9 ECU baseball falls at UNC Wilmington, 10-2

UNCW scored 10 unanswered runs and cruised to a 10-2 victory over No. 9 East Carolina
ECU Baseball at UNCW
ECU Baseball at UNCW(WITN Sports)
Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 10:15 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 18, 2021 at 10:53 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (ECU) – UNCW scored 10 unanswered runs and cruised to a 10-2 victory over No. 9 East Carolina Wednesday night at Brooks Field. With the win the Seahawks improved to 11-3, while the Pirates fell to 13-3.

With the game knotted at two-all going to the bottom of the second inning, UNCW plated a pair of runs taking a 4-2 lead and never looked back. Dillon Lifrieri reached on an infield single and took second on Noah Bridges sac bunt. Taber Mongero singled home Lifrieri and Jac Croom’s RBI ground out to second pushed home Mongero. Jacob Shafter (1-0) got the win allowing two runs (both earned) on five hits with a pair of strikeouts. Bryce Cota worked 1.2 innings issuing three walks and striking out one before Hunter Hodges (1.1 IP, 2 Ks) and Adam Smith (1.0 IP, 2 Ks) worked the final 2.1 innings to preserve the win for UNCW.

ECU returns home on Friday, March 19 when it plays host to Illinois State in a three-game series. First pitch of the weekend is slated for 6:30 p.m. (ET) and will be streamed on ESPN+.

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