The series between ECU and UNC Wilmington is one that dates back to 1965 when the Pirates topped the Seahawks 5-1. The former Coastal Athletic Association foes have played 125 times heading into the 2012 season, with the Pirates owning an all-time series record of 71-54.
On March 29 the Pirates put together one of their most complete games offensively pounding out 20 hits and cruising to a 20-5 win at Brooks Field in Wilmington, N.C. Thirteen Pirates recorded at least one hit with freshman Jack Reinheimer leading the way going 3-for-6 with a career-best four RBI and three runs scored. Joining Reinheimer with multiple hits were Philip Clark (2-for-2), Ben Fultz (2-for-4), Corey Thompson (2-for-3), Trent Whitehead (2-for-4) and John Wooten (2-for-6). Every starter for ECU scored at least one run and all but Timothy Younger drove in a run on the night.
Whitehead paced a four-run opening frame where the Pirates hit for the cycle thanks to Whitehead's solo shot, Wooten's triple, Reinheimer's RBI single and Chris Gosik's bases clearing double. Starter Zach Woods retired the Seahawks in order in the bottom of the first, before ECU scored six more runs in the second to take a commanding 10-0 lead.
The Pirates would score three runs in the third and two in the fourth building a comfortable 15-2 lead before the Seahawk pitchers finally cooled off ECU's bats from the fifth to the seventh. But ECU would get four more in the eighth and one in the ninth to finish with 20 runs, the most since April 10, 2010 when they put up 20 runs on 22 hits against Memphis.
Woods would go on to work five strong innings where he struck out nine and allowed two runs (both earned) on four hits and improved to 1-2 on the season.
Top 11 Moments of the 2011 Baseball Season
10. ECU scores 20 runs on 20 hits against UNCW (Mar. 29, 2011)
11. Seth Simmons becomes ECU's all-time saves leader (Mar. 19, 2011)