ECU baseball blanks Pitt CC in fall exhibition, 9-0

GREENVILLE, N.C. (ECU) – Jake Washer collected three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs, while Spencer Brickhouse plated a pair helping ECU to a 9-0 exhibition win over Pitt Community College Sunday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Pirates broke a scoreless tie in the home half of the third inning pushing across three runs for a 3-0 advantage. Bryant Packard plated the first run on an RBI double pushing across Nick Barber, which was followed by Washer’s RBI single scoring Lane Hoover. Brady Lloyd capped the frame when he darted home on a passed ball.

Brickhouse’s RBI single in the fourth scored Nick Barber from third and Washer laced a single to right field plating Lloyd and extending ECU’s lead to 5-0.

Washer’s two-run homer in the sixth highlighted a four-run frame putting the game out of reach at 9-0. Barber drew an opening frame walk, stole second (one of his three of the day), and advanced to third on a Packard flyout. Ryder Giles plated Barber with a single down the left field line for the first run of the stanza. Brickhouse plated Giles, who swiped second to move into scoring position, with a base hit up the middle and Washer followed with a two-run blast to left field to end the scoring.

Carter Spivey (1-0) picked up the win tossing three scoreless frames where he allowed two hits, walked one and struck out one. From there, ECU would get outings from Cole Beavin (3.0 IP, 3 Hs, 3 Ks), Noah Jones (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K), Stephen Wilmer (1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) and Cam Colmore (0.2 IP, 1 K).

Will Liverpool (0-1) suffered the loss allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits with three walks in one inning of work. Starter Kyle Mott tossed two shutout frames fanning four batters. Pitt CC also got outings on the mound from Dylan Patrick (1.0 IP, 3 Hs, 2 Rs, 1K), John Owen (1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K), Nathan Bolt (1.0 IP, 3 Hs, 4 Rs, 2 BBs), Branden Kunz (1.0 IP, 2 Ks) and Matt Little (1.0 IP, 1 K).

Offensively ECU tallied eight hits getting multiple base knocks from Washer (three) and Brickhouse (two). Barber, Giles and Packard also collected hits on the day for the Pirates. Leading the Bulldogs on offense was Austin LaFollette with a pair of singles, while five others had one hit a piece.

The Pirates will continue its fall workouts leading up to the annual Purple-Gold World Series, which will be held Nov. 2-4 (times to be determined). Admission to the series is free of charge to fans.