Campbell Blanks Pirates 2-0 In Midweek Action
Feb. 21, 2007
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Campbell University used six pitchers Wednesday afternoon to defeat East Carolina 2-0 at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
The Camels (1-5) pitching staff scattered five hits and fanned seven Pirate batters for the complete game shutout.
The Camels drew first blood in the top of the third inning on Zach Johnson's infield single to third that scored Rob Lyerly for an early 1-0 lead. Lyerly, who led the inning off with a single to right field, advanced to second on Bryan Braswell's sacrifice bunt and then moved to third on Carlton Floyd's ground out to second setting up the games first run.
Trevor Smith picked up the win in relief for Campbell after working the fourth and fifth frames of the game. He finished the game allowing one hit, struck out two an walked a pair before giving way to Brandon Scott (two innings, two strikeouts) and Ryan Hamme (one inning, one hit and one strikeout, save) to close out the game.
Campbell starter Justin Lilly worked two scoreless innings with two strikeouts before giving way to Matt Martinez, who allowed one hit in one inning of work
ECU (2-5) starter Josh Dowdy pitched a career-high 6 2/3 innings in just his second career start surrendering one run on three hits with two walks and a pair of strikeouts. Brett Butts made his fourth appearance of the season facing one batter to close out the top of the seventh with a strikeout and senior lefty Jason Neitz made his team-high fifth appearance from the bullpen working two innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out three.
The Pirates, who left nine runners on base, had prime opportunities both the fifth and sixth innings to score when they had the bases loaded with two outs, but walked away with nothing.
Offensively for the Pirates, senior Ryan Tousley was 2-for-4, while Dale Mollenhauer, Corey Kemp and Ryan Wood each collected hits.
Ryan Hamme tacked on an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning with a solo shot to right field off Neitz to put the lead at 2-0.
The Pirates will be back in action this weekend when they host the ECU Invitational inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. ECU will square off against St. Johns Friday night at 5 p.m. in the first game, followed by Washington on Saturday (3 p.m.) and Duke on Sunday at 2 p.m.