ECU falls to Texas in Super Regional game two, deciding game three is Sunday at 4 PM
Texas 9, East Carolina 8
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Texas Longhorns claimed game two of the NCAA Men’s Baseball Super Regional tournament against The East Carolina Pirates on Saturday winning 9-8 on a walk-off single.
It was a record crowd again for the Pirates at Clark-LeClair stadium 5,807 fans set the new attendance record on Saturday. The old record lasting one day.
ECU got down two runs early again and for the second day in a row built up a 7-2 lead. Bryson Worrell hit a solo home run to get it going. He followed up with a 2-run double with the bases loaded in the 5th to give the Pirates the lead.
Jacob Jenkins-Cowart hit a 3-run homer to follow and the Pirates were in command until the 8th.
Texas hit three big homers in the 7th and 8th innings. Skylar Messinger hit the big 3-run home run to tie it at 7 in the 8th. Dylan Campbell followed with a solo shot to give the Longhorns the lead 8-7.
ECU got down to its last out in the top of the 9th when Jacob Starling hit a huge solo home run to left to tie the game at 8.
Texas would load the bases in the 9th with 2 outs and Campbell the walk-off hero for the Longhorns drove in the winning run.
The Super Regional series is tied at 1. Game three is Sunday at 4 PM at Clark-Leclair Stadium
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