Campbell defeats ECU 8-3 in non-conference softball contest

Published: Apr. 3, 2018 at 9:04 PM EDT
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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning and ended up with 13 hits, downing ECU 8-3 in a non-conference softball matchup Tuesday evening at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.

Team Records

ECU – 15-22

Campbell – 16-19

How it Happened: ECU struck quickly in the top of the first. Freshman Tyler King singled on the infield before stealing second and moving to third on a Campbell error. Classmate Ashleigh Inae plated her on a RBI groundout to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead. With two outs, redshirt sophomore Tate McClellan singled up the middle and scored on a RBI double by redshirt senior Alex Mycek as ECU took a 2-0 lead into the home half of the inning.

The Camels answered in the bottom of the frame, scoring five runs on six hits and a pair of Pirate errors to grab a 5-2 advantage. ECU pulled a run back on a Inae RBI single in the top of the fourth, but Campbell responded with a three-run home run off the bat of Elizabeth McMurray to claim an 8-3 lead. The teams went scoreless in the final three innings.

Pitchers of Record

WP – Megan Richards (11-7)

LP – Erin Poepping (8-9)

Top ECU Performers

Tyler King: 2-for-4, Run

Olivia Narron: 2-for-3, Run

Mary Williams: 3.0 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Hits, Walk, 2 Strikeouts

Top Campbell Performers

Bri Bryant: 4-for-5, Run

Elizabeth McMurray: 2-for-3, 2 Runs, 5 RBI, 2 HR

Megan Richards: 7.0 IP, 3 Runs, 8 Hits, 2 Walks, 3 Strikeouts

Things To Note

The Pirates fell to 36-12 all-time against Campbell and 2-6 in road games this season.

King extended her hitting streak to four games with a pair of base knocks.

King now owns a team-high 11 multi-hit games.

Up Next: ECU will host Memphis April 6-8 for a three-game American Athletic Conference series.