ECU drops series finale to Houston

The Pirates (32-20, 12-9 AAC) dropped the weekend series to Houston, 11-1 Sunday

Seth Romero tossed his first career complete game allowing one run over seven innings as Houston claimed an 11-1 (7 inning) series clinching victory over East Carolina Sunday afternoon at Cougar Field.

With the win the Cougars move back into first place in the American Athletic Conference standings with a 13-8 league record and a 35-17 overall mark. The set back dropped the Pirates into second place with a 12-9 ledger and 32-20 overall record.

Romero (7-3) picked up the win allowing one run (earned) on two hits with six strikeouts and four walks.

Jacob Wolfe (4-2) suffered the loss allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits in 4.1 innings with a walk and three strikeouts. Evan Voliva gave up two runs (both earned) without recording an out before passing the ball to Nick Durazo, who was touched for a pair of runs on two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning. Jimmy Boyd allowed one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning, while Luke Bolka issued a walk in two-thirds of relief.

Eight of Houston’s starting nine recorded at least one hit with Kyle Survance leading the way going 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Ashford Fulmer and Corey Julks drove in three runs each, while Chris Iriart added a pair.

ECU managed just two hits, its lowest output of the season, with Eric Tyler and Charlie Yorgen collecting base knocks

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