ECU Baseball tops UNCW 8-5 to get 30th win of the season

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (ECU) – East Carolina took advantage of a two-out, two-run error in the bottom of the eighth inning to rally past UNCW for an 8-5 win on Friday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The 11th-ranked Pirates improved to 30-10 while the Seahawks dropped their sixth straight outing to fall to 20-22.

UNCW banged out a season-high tying 14 hits on the night with five players having multi-hit games. Noah Bridges had three hits and Greg Jones, Kep Brown, Cole Weiss and Brooks Baldwin each had two hits.

Henry Ryan (3-4) took the loss and Zach Barnes (2-2) earned the win. Alec Burleson earned his fourth save of the season.

Bryant Packard had three doubles on the night for ECU.

How it happened: After seeing the Seahawks take a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth, ECU answered with four runs, one earned, in the bottom of the inning to take an 8-5 lead. The go-ahead run came across on a bases-loaded, two-out error.