Softball Rallies For 4-3 Win Over UNC Wilmington
April 5, 2006
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- Eat Carolina rallied from two runs down in game two to complete a doubleheader sweep of UNC Wilmington, 4-3, here Wednesday.
UNC Wilmington struck first in the nightcap as Carley Hughes hit a solo home run with one out in the second.
The Seahawks extended their lead in to 2-0 in the fourth. Lindsay Styons doubled to left field to drive in the run and chase ECU starting pitcher Bretnly Bridgeforth from the game after she walked two consecutive batters.
With one out and two runners in scoring position, ECU freshman pitcher Brooke Swann entered the game and proceeded to strike out both batters she faced, holding the Seahawks to a run.
UNCW got the run back in fifth when Ali Gardiner doubled to center field scoring Whitney Knudsen from first base with two outs.
A two-out error in the fifth allowed the Pirates to score their second run and pull back within a run. Erin St. Ledger ended pitcher Jennifer Bosley's no-hit bid following the error that extended the inning. Krista Jessup then laced a two-out single to left field, scoring Vanessa Moreno.
With the Seahawks threatening to extend their lead in the sixth, Keli Harrell took the circle and struck out Hayley House to retire the side with runners and second and third.
ECU completed its comeback by plating two runs in the sixth. Paige Baggett doubled to start the inning and Jessica Potter followed by drawing a base-on-balls. After Bosely (9-10) struck out the next two batters, pinch-hitter Laurel Carlson doubled, driving in the tying and game-winning run.
Harrell earned the victory striking out two of the five batters she faced, including the final batter of the game, in 1.1 innings.