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ECU Softball Downed At Tulsa 4-1

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Published: Mar. 30, 2018 at 10:20 PM EDT
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TULSA, Okla. – For the second-straight game, homestanding Tulsa scored all of its runs in one inning and defeated ECU 4-1in an American Athletic Conference softball contest at the Collins Family Softball Complex.

Team Records

ECU: 15-20, 1-4 AAC

Tulsa: 21-14, 2-3 AAC

How It Happened

The Pirates came out strong in the top of the first inning, recording a single by freshman Tyler King before fellow rookie Ashleigh Inae reached on an error in left field. Senior Meredith Burroughs then smoked a 2-2 pitch down the right field line to score King and give ECU a 1-0 advantage. After a groundout, senior Alex Mycek walked to load the bases but the Pirates could not push another run across after a strikeout and pop up to second ended the frame.

The Golden Hurricane took the lead for good in the bottom of the third, pounding out four runs on six hits and an ECU error to claim a 4-1 advantage. The Pirates put runners on in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings but could not come up with any further runs.

Pitchers of Record

WP – Samantha Pochop (7-5)

LP – Erin Poepping (8-9)

Save – Emily Watson (1)

ECU Top Performers

Tyler King: 2-for-4, Run

Ashleigh Inae: 2-for-4

Meredith Burroughs: 1-for-3, RBI

Tulsa Top Performers

Sarah Briers: 3-for-3, RBI

Haley Meinen: 2-for-3, Run

Emily Watson: 3.0 IP, 0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Walks, 4 Strikeouts

Things to Note

ECU fell to 11-27 all-time against Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane have won 13 straight in the series.

The teams combined to leave 17 runners on base.

The Pirates were just 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Up Next: ECU and Tulsa conclude the series Saturday at Noon EDT

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