GREENVILLE, North Carolina (UNCWSports.com) – Freshman Carson Shaner hit the first home run of her college career, but UNCW was unable to recover from a five-run second inning from East Carolina as the Pirates outlasted the Seahawks, 6-4, at ECU Softball Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The win lifted the Pirates’ record to 10-16 on the season while the Seahawks dropped to 7-14.
Shaner hit a grand slam in the top of the fourth inning to pull UNCW within a 5-4 margin. It was just the fourth home run by the Seahawks this season.
Senior Sarah Davis took the loss in the circle after allowing five unearned runs on three hits over 1.2 innings.
How It Happened: ECU scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the second inning for a 5-0 advantage the Pirates did not relinquish. Freshman outfielder Tyler King provided the big hit of the inning with a three-run double to left center.
Up Next: The Seahawks return home on Wednesday afternoon to welcome North Carolina to Boseman Field for a 4 p.m. non-conference tilt. It will be the Seahawks’ last home game until Mar. 30.