Pirates down Bearcats in Game 2
Kirk Morgan collected a career-high four hits, while Garrett Brooks belted his second home run of the series helping East Carolina to a 6-4 win Friday night at Marge Schott Stadium. With the win the Pirates improve to 35-20 on the season and 14-9 in American Athletic Conference play, while the Bearcats drop to 15-38 and 6-17. Evan Kruczynski (7-4) got the win allowing two runs (both earned) on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts in 7.1 innings. Joe Ingle notched his team-leading fifth save working 1.2 scoreless frames with a walk and a pair of strikeouts. Nick Durazo appeared in his 22nd game giving up two runs (both earned) on one hit without recording an out. Andrew Zellner (2-4) suffered the loss giving up five runs (three earned) on nine hits with five strikeouts and one walk over seven full innings. Dalton Lehnen surrendered one run (earned) on two hits in 1.1 frames, while Tanner Schimmoeller retired both batters he faced in the ninth. Morgan went 4-for-5 scoring a pair of runs to lead the Pirates 11-hit attack. Charlie Yorgen posted his team-leading 16th multi-hit game going 2-for-5 with a run, while five others chipped in with one base knock. Brooks hit his third home run of the season (second of the series) with a solo shot in the eighth inning.
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