ECU’s Season Ends In Greenville Super Regional

ECU’s Season Ends In Greenville Super Regional

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GREENVILLE, N.C. – No. nine seeds Texas recorded nine hits over the opening two innings and won the 2022 Greenville Super Regional over No. eight National Seed East Carolina Monday morning at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. The team won the match and the Longhorns are now in the 38th College World Series that will start later in the week, in Omaha, Neb.

The Pirates took home their first American Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships in the final week of the season and concluded the year with a record of 46-21 overall including a record-setting 20 consecutive wins between April 29 through June 4. The 2022 team hosted the fourth consecutive regional of ECU, progressed to their third consecutive super regional, and for the first time in the program’s history, hosted an all-superregional tournament within Greenville, N.C.

After nearly 90 minutes of lightning delays to begin the match, Texas wasted little time when it came to the scoreboard, putting up 4 runs within the initial for a 4-0 advantage. Douglas Hodo III reached on an infield hit and took second before Eric Kennedy walked. Ivan Melendez, the nation’s most prolific home run hitter hit his 32nd home run of the season with a blast into left field. Murphy Stehly reached after being struck by a pitch that chased Beal out of the game. Austin Todd moved Stehly to second base on sac bunts before Skyler Messinger hit the catcher home. Then, the 4-hour and 50-minute lightning delay that transformed into a rain delay ended the game when an out during the very first frame.

Tristan Stevens (7-6) earned the win, allowing only 1 run (earned) through five hits and five strikeouts, and three walks in six innings. Travis Steele tossed two scoreless innings of relief and two punchouts and Jared Southard closed out the game by pitching an uncontained ninth and a strikeout.

Danny Beal (5-2) was the loser with 4 runs (all of them earned) in two innings and the help of a walk. He was then lifted to Trey Yesavage In the first. Yesavage was hit by 3 runs (all earned) in four hits and two punchouts in one relief inning. ECU added seven more arms to relieve C.J. Mayhue (0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 Rs, 1 BB), Josh Grosz (0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K), Garrett Saylor (4.0 IP, 2 Hs, 1 R, 4 Ks), Merritt Beeker (0.1 IP, 1 BB), Zach Agnos (0.2 IP, 1 BB), Ben Terwilliger (1.0 IP) and Jake Kuchmaner (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 Ks).

ECU came back by scoring a run on the home side of the first, making it a 4-2-1 ball game. Zach Agnos The player laced the opening frame single across the middle and then moved to third Lane Hoover’s base hit to the right. Two batters later, Jacob Jenkins-Cowart Agnos has been plated and an open sac fly is placed in the center.

The Longhorns extended their lead by scoring an additional five in the second inning, taking an 8-1 advantage. Kennedy hit a single to bring home Trey Faltine for the first run before Stehly’s RBI double to the center. Todd’s sac-fly Todd crossed Kennedy while Messinger’s RBI single to the center was the lone run for Melendez to end the game.

Texas also scored singles in the ninth and fifth innings thanks to single home runs by Faltine (left field) and Silas Ardoin (right field) for a final score of 11-1.

Offensively, the Pirates scored five hits, including two of them from Agnos who scored four times during the game. Hoover, Jenkins-Cowart, and Josh Moylan Also have base knocks that are registered.

ECU Post-Game Notes:

  • The game on Sunday was the 67th game of the season and was the longest game played by the Pirate team in a single season (the previous was 66 games in 2009.) …
  • The attendance Sunday was 5,787, making it the seventh consecutive game (all NCAA post-season games) with 5,000 or more …
  • The ECU’s 46 wins during the season are tied for fifth-most in a single season by an entire team …
  • Saylor ended his season with 108 strikes which are seventh on the ECU’s single-season charts … The relief appearance that night was his 39th time tying Shane Mathews (2007) for the highest number of strikeouts in a single game …
  • Bryson Worrell The ace hit 20 home runs over the year, putting him in third place on the ECU single-season charts alongside Tim Flaherty (1997) … His 40 home runs throughout his career place him fifth in all of ECU’s time …

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