Feb. 17, 2006
GREENVILLE, N.C. - T.J. Hose tossed six shutout innings as East Carolina improved to 3-1 Friday afternoon with a 5-0 shutout win over College of Charleston at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Jason Neitz and Josh Dowdy combined with Hose to throw the nine-hit shutout, the Pirates' first of the season.
Hose (2-0), making his second start of the season, scattered seven hits while striking out six Cougar batters. Neitz tossed two innings in relief of Hose, allowing one hit while striking out one before Dowdy came on to pitch a scoreless ninth.
Dale Mollenhauer, Jay Mattox, Ryan Tousley and Jake Dean all finished with two hits. Dean finished 2-for-4 with two RBI while Tousley also went 2-for-4, hitting his first collegiate home run while scoring twice.
Graham Godfrey went six innings in his second start of the season for CofC, allowing three runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out three. Drew Shamrock came on the in the seventh and tossed one inning, allowing two runs on two hits. Mitch Besselievre, making his first collegiate appearance for CofC, allowed one hit in one inning of work.
The Cougars loaded the bases in the second with one out before Hose got out of the jam, striking out Clay McCord and Phillip Coker to end the threat.
ECU plated the first run of the game in the bottom of the second to take an early 1-0 lead. Tousley led off the inning with a single up the middle and Harrison Eldridge followed with a walk. After Stephen Batts moved the runners over on a sacrifice bunt, Dean grounded out to short, scoring Tousley from third.
The Pirates added two more runs in the fifth, pushing the lead to 3-0. Batts, who doubled to lead off the inning, scored on a Drew Schieber single to right, plating the first run of the inning. Mollenhauer followed with a single to left before Mattox brought home Schieber with another single to left.
Tousley led off the bottom of the eighth with a solo shot to right for his first home run in a Pirate uniform.
The Pirates and the Cougars will play game two of the weekend series Saturday at 2 p.m. at Clark-LeClair Stadium.