WILMINGTON, North Carolina (UNCWSports.com) – Daniel Stack belted two home runs for the Seahawks, but East Carolina countered with 18 hits, including three round trippers of its own, in a 9-5 win over UNCW on Tuesday at Brooks Field.
The Pirates moved to 20-18 with the win and swept the home-and-home series from UNCW. The Seahawks, meanwhile, fell to 16-19.
Charlie Yorgen collected a career-high five hits and drove in two runs to pace the ECU lineup. Bryce Harman added three hits and knocked in three, two coming on a homer in the fourth inning to break a 1-all deadlock. Adding multi-hit games with two apiece were Luke Bolka and Dwanya Williams-Sutton. Both also homered while Bolka added three RBIs.
Stack, who came off the bench for UNCW, pushed his season home run total to three with the round trippers. Casey Golden added two hits.
ECU starter Jacob Wolfe (4-2) earned the win, allowing one run on three hits over five innings.
Clay Lockamon (0-2) surrendered three runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings as UNCW’s starter.
Up next: UNCW visits Hofstra for a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series beginning on Apr. 21 with a 3 p.m. start.
How it happened: With the game tied at 1-all, Lockamon issued a one-out walk to Bolka and Harman homered one batter later for a 3-1 ECU lead.
Inside the box score: UNCW pitchers combined for six leadoff hitters to reach safely … The Seahawks allowed eight hits with two outs and three two-out RBIs.
Notes: Stack’s pinch-hit home run was the first for UNCW this season … UNCW relievers Alex Groff and Brandon Mulier were the only pitchers not to give up a run.