ECU Ends Homestand With Campbell
Feb. 27, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina ends its season-long 11-game homestand Sunday with a battle against Campbell (8-5) at approximately 3:00 p.m. Earlier this weekend, the Pirates defeated Towson 6-5, Fairfield 9-0 and Lehigh 8-0. ECU (11-4) will be looking to extend its winning streak to eight games and improve to 10-1 inside the new facility.
ECU Against Campbell
A year ago, the programs met Feb. 19 at the Lipton Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., with East Carolina claiming a 7-2 victory. A four-run second inning was the difference for the Pirates as Charina Sumner drove in two with a double to left field. Cristen Aona and Kaui Tom also drove in runs for ECU. Toni Paisley earned the win, going all six innings and giving up just one hit, a triple, while fanning 10.
Dominate The State
East Carolina defeated UNC Greensboro twice and Campbell once near the end of 2009, went 11-0 versus Campbell, N.C. Central, UNC Greensboro, N.C. State, UNC Wilmington and Elon last season and defeated UNC Wilmington 8-0 to open the ECU Softball Stadium Feb. 16.
Paisley’s Push For 1,000
You Can’t Catch Us
Since the start of the 2009 campaign, ECU is 67-4 when ahead through four frames, 63-2 leading after five innings and 64-0 with a lead through six innings.
Not Many Runs
In 2011, the Pirates are ahead of last year’s overall shutout rate by the slimmest of margins, blanking opponents 53.3 percent of the time. But among their 11 wins this season, eight are shutouts, falling slightly behind last year’s shutout rate in wins at 72.7 percent.
Home Cooking Warming Up The Bats
Leading the way for East Carolina is junior Suzanne Riggs, who has 14 hits, 13 runs batted in and six scored during the homestand. Not far behind are freshman Kristi Oshiro and Jordan Lewis. Oshiro has pounded out 14 hits and scored 13 runs while Lewis has 13 hits, 10 runs scored and seven RBI.