Elon Splits Series With No. 8 ECU, 2-1 | Beaufort County Now | Spencer Bauer and Brian Edgington combined to strike out 14 as Elon picked up a weekend series split after earning a 2-1 win over No. 8 East Carolina Saturday afternoon

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Elon Splits Series With No. 8 ECU, 2-1

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of ECU Sports.


    Box Score

    ELON, N.C.     Spencer Bauer and Brian Edgington combined to strike out 14 as Elon picked up a weekend series split after earning a 2-1 win over No. 8 East Carolina Saturday afternoon at Latham Park. With the win the Phoenix improves to 6-10 while the Pirates drop to 17-5.

    Bauer (1-1) tossed a season-high five innings allowing one run (earned) on four hits with a walk and a career-best eight strikeouts. Brian Edgington notched his first save after working four scoreless frames where he gave up four hits, walked one and fanned six.

    Trailing 1-0 heading to the home half of the fourth inning, Elon put up a pair of runs taking its first lead of the two-game set, 2-1. Cole Reynolds led off with a single to right field and Nick Cicci deposited the first pitch he saw from Jake Kuchmaner in the frame over the left field wall for his second round tripper of the season.

    Kuchmaner (2-1) suffered his first loss of the season surrendering two runs (both earned) on five hits with six strikeouts. The lefty fanned a pair of batters in the second and sixth innings and had one in each of the third and fifth stanzas. C.J. Mayhue, who appeared in his team-leading 12th game, worked two perfect innings registering three strikeouts to push his season total to 32 over 23.0 innings.

    ECU plated the game's first run in the fourth inning thanks to Alec Makarewicz' sixth double of the season for a 1-0 lead. Seth Caddell, who had two hits on the day, doubled off the left field walk with one out and came around to score on Makarewicz' two-base hit.

    The Pirates had their chances to scratch across a couple more runs in the game as they had runners in scoring position in the second, third, fourth, sixth and eighth, but the Phoenix pitching duo got out of the jams leaving runners stranded on base.

    Caddell and Makarewicz led the Pirates offensively with two hits apiece, while Thomas Francisco, Josh Moylan and Connor Norby each added one. Francisco (22) and Norby (29) extended their on-base streaks with their base hits on the afternoon.

    During the two-game set, ECU's pitching staff surrendered just two runs (both earned) on nine hits, walked three and struck out 27.

    ECU returns home for the first of nine-straight games at Clark-LeClair Stadium over the next two weeks. The Pirates will host in-state foe No. 24 North Carolina on Tuesday, March 30 followed by American Athletic Conference series against Cincinnati (April 1-3) and Memphis (April 9-11). First pitch on Tuesday is slated for 6:30 p.m. (ET) and will be streamed on ESPN+.


HbAD0

Latest Sports

Gianna Mancha threw a complete-game shutout to lift No. 24 UCF to an 8-0 American Athletic Conference victory over East Carolina Sunday afternoon
East Carolina sophomore Connor Norby is one of 45 players named to the midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list
After helping the Pirates to one of their best AAC finishes in program history, four players from the East Carolina soccer team have earned postseason honors
With the addition of Sam Darnold, the Carolina Panthers are banking that they’ve found their quarterback of the future.
Matt Rhule learned the hard way as a rookie head coach in the NFL, that there are certain things you can't really plan for.
With the 2021 NFL Draft getting closer, the Carolina Panthers can still get more depth for the tight end position and Thaddeus Moss was a missed opportunity.
Bringing a potentially elite left tackle such as Rashawn Slater to the Carolina Panthers at No. 8 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft might be the most likely option.
History may not seem like it's on the side of Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold, who was acquired in a trade with the New York Jets last week.
Those who know new Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold say he's resilient, and loves to be coached on his weaknesses.

HbAD1

The Denver Broncos are expected to have a couple of conditions before they make a move to acquire Teddy Bridgewater from the Carolina Panthers.
Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has been reflecting on his bombshell retirement decision one season removed from taking a back seat.
Context is everything in football, especially when it comes to evaluating the quarterback position.
The Panthers made another significant addition at a position of need, as they continue an offseason trend of bolstering their defense.
It’s been a busy offseason period of comings and goings for the Carolina Panthers as the team looks to build on a solid first year under head coach Matt Rhule.
After trading for quarterback Sam Darnold Monday, Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer said the move didn't rule out any particular direction the team might take with the eighth overall pick in this year's draft.
Did Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson hold the key to the trade for quarterback Sam Darnold from the New York Jets?
The Carolina Panthers just spent three draft picks and millions of dollars to acquire a player who was statistically the worst quarterback in the NFL in 2020.
East Carolina wrapped up its 17-game road swing Wednesday with a 1-0 non-conference loss to UNCW at Boseman Field.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top