ECU beats Texas in NCAA Super Regional opener

ECU 13, Texas 7
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 4:02 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - ECU baseball defeated Texas, 13 to 7, in the opening game of their best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series in Greenville on Friday.

5,723 people on hand for game one is a new attendance record for Clark-LeClair Stadium.

After trailing in the first, the ECU offense got rolling. Jacob Jenkins-Cowart with a two run single to left put the Pirates ahead 3-2 after one.

In the 4th, Jacob Starling lifted a 2-run home run to left and Zach Agnos singled in another to go up 6-2 after 4.

They would add a solo shot from Bryson Worrell in the 5th to take a 7-2 lead through 5 innings.

Texas would hit back-to-back home runs to start the 6th. Ivan Melendez, a Golden Spikes Finalist, and Murphy Stehly both with solo shots made it 7-4 ECU. Stehly also homered in the first.

Longhorns would hit another solo shot in the 7th. This time it was Douglas Hodo III going yard. 7-5 ECU still in front. For the second inning in a row the Pirates would turn a double play to get out of a jam.

Josh Moylan would give them some insurance as he drove in Worrell who just beat the throw. The eventual winning run.

C.J. Mayhue ended up as the winning pitcher.

Texas cut the lead to one in the 8th. Zach Agnos came in and got a fly out and Alec Makarewicz held the game tying run at third with an amazing 5-3 put out.

Then in the 8th, ECU would score 5 runs to solidify its lead.

Saturday’s game will start at 12:00 noon. The Pirates lead the best-of-three series 1-0. If they win tomorrow, or Sunday if necessary, they would clinch a spot in the College World Series for the first time.

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