Pirates Finish Sweep Of Marshall, 10-4
April 14, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – Senior Kai Clark hit a grand slam to power the East Carolina softball team’s attack (18-24, 8-7 C-USA) in a 10-4 win over Marshall (27-17, 11-7 C-USA) on Sunday at Dot Hicks Field. The Pirates swept their second conference series of the season with the victory.
Marshall broke through for a run in the third inning. Katalin Lucas reached on a one-out walk and moved to third on a single. Ashley Gue drove in the team’s first run with her single through the right side to score Lucas. The hit allowed was thecsecond given up by Christian in the game.
ECU added a pair of runs to the advantage in the sixth inning. Lewis walked and moved all the way to third as Alcorn reached on a fielding error from the shortstop. On the same play the ball was thrown away attempting to get Alcorn out as she tried to advance to score Lewis. Freshman Kelsi Briggs reached on a fielding error from the Marshall pitcher. Pinch runner Cicely Lopez was inserted and thrown out stealing as Alcorn scampered home on the play with the team’s 10th run of the game.
The Thunder Herd stopped the potential run-rule in the sixth inning as Alysia Hively homered with Shaelynn Braxton on base. Braxton had reached on a fielder’s choice earlier on the frame.
Marshall got a solo pinch hit home run from Jessica Ferrick in the seventh to make the final score 10-4.
ECU returns home to take on No. 24 North Carolina on Wednesday starting at 5 p.m.