The scoring started early for the Pirates with a first inning two-run home run from T.J. Riles. Though the scoring was hushed until the sixth innings, ECU eventually got hot -- red hot.
At the end of the sixth inning, ECU found themselves up 5-0. T.J. Riles recorded two more RBIs that inning, capping off a two-hit, four-RBI afternoon for him.
The scoring continued in the seventh as Bryant Packard, Charlie Yorgen, and Nick Barber combined for four RBis to propel ECU's lead to 9-0. In the ninth inning, to add some extra (extra) insurance for the Pirates, Spencer Brickhouse grounded out, but a run scored as well and ECU took a 10-0 lead.
Apart from an impressive night offensively, ECU's pitching staff was on point as well. Chris Holba picked up his first win of the season, tossing six scoreless innings, while giving up only two hits. Following suit was Tyler Smith, Evan Voliva and David Kirkpatrick, who all threw scoreless innings a piece.
ECU returns home to Clark-LeClair Stadium for their home opener versus La Salle on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.