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ECU snares road win over Blazers

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Sophomore righthander Jeff Hoffman pitched eight solid innings and junior first baseman Chase McDonald had three hits and three runs batted in to help East Carolina capture a 5-4 Conference USA victory over Alabama-Birmingham Friday night at Young Memorial Field.

Hoffman (4-4) picked up the triumph, fanning seven and scattering seven hits before handing off a 5-3 lead to junior righthander Drew Reynolds to start the ninth.

After giving up a run on a walk, a hit batsman and a single, Reynolds stranded two Blazer base runners and earned his seventh save by getting the final two outs on a strikeout and a groundout.

ECU led from start to finish, pushing across two runs in the first, two more in the third and what proved to be the decisive score in the sixth.

First inning doubles by junior shortstop Jack Reinheimer and junior third baseman Zach Houchins produced the Pirates' first score. McDonald followed with a two-out single, driving in Houchins for 2-0 lead.

Two innings later, McDonald upped ECU's margin to 4-0 with a two-run double after singles by Reynolds and Houchins.

UAB trimmed the deficit to 4-2 in the fourth on a walk, two singles and a wild pitch.

The Blazers pulled within one in the fifth on a single, a wild pitch and an RBI double by senior third baseman John Frost.

ECU scored what turned out to be the winning run in the sixth.

McDonald singled, moved to second when senior outfielder Jay Cannon walked, advanced to third on junior outfielder Dylan Brown's sacrifice bunt and came home on freshman catcher Travis Watkins' sacrifice fly.

UAB starter Tanner Bryant (2-5) absorbed the loss. The senior righthander gave up five runs on seven hits and was charged with all five of the Pirates' runs.

The teams will face off again on Saturday at 3 p.m. The final game of the series is set for Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

BOX SCORE #38

EAST CAROLINA 5, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 4

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  UAB SID GAME STORY


Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
Venue: Young Memorial Field, Birmingham, AL
Attendance: 505.
Records: ECU 18-20, 4-6 Conference USA; UAB 16-22,3-7.
 

EAST CAROLINA           AB  R  H BI
Bass, Bryan 2b.......... 5  0  0  0
Reinheimer, Jack ss..... 4  1  1  0
Reynolds, Drew dh/p..... 4  1  1  0
Houchins, Zach 3b....... 3  2  2  1
McDonald, Chase 1b...... 4  1  3  3
Cannon, Jay lf.......... 3  0  0  0
Fultz, Ben lf........... 0  0  0  0
Brown, Dylan rf......... 2  0  0  0
Watkins, Travis c....... 3  0  0  1
Brooks, Garrett cf...... 4  0  0  0
Hoffman, Jeff p......... 0  0  0  0
TOTALS..................32  5  7  5

ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM      AB  R  H BI
Ryan Prinzing dh/rf..... 5  1  1  0
Chase Davis cf.......... 4  0  1  0
John Frost 3b........... 4  0  1  1
Ivan De Jesus lf........ 3  1  2  0
Harry Clark c........... 3  1  1  0
Adam Lau pr............. 0  1  0  0
Tyler Mims 1b........... 3  0  0  0
Jacob German p.......... 1  0  0  0
Jeff Schalk rf/1b....... 3  0  1  1
Tyler Hamby 2b.......... 2  0  0  0
Wes Kent ss/2b.......... 3  0  0  0
Griffin Gum ph.......... 1  0  0  0
Tanner Bryant p/ss...... 2  0  1  1
TOTALS..................34  4  8  3

 
SCORE BY INNINGS....... 1 2 3  4 5 6  7 8 9 -  R  H  E
EAST CAROLINA.......... 2 0 2  0 0 1  0 0 0 -  5  7  0
ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM..... 0 0 0  2 1 0  0 0 1 -  4  8  0

LOB - ECU 5; UAB 6.
2B - Reinheimer(5); Houchins(9); McDonald(5); J. Frost(12).
HBP - J. Schalk.
SH - Brown(5).
SF - Watkins, T.(3).

ECU PITCHING          IP  H  R ER BB SO
Hoffman, Jeff....... 8.0  7  3  3  1  7
Reynolds, Drew...... 1.0  1  1  1  1  2
 
UAB PITCHING          IP  H  R ER BB SO
Tanner Bryant....... 6.2  7  5  5  2  7
Jacob German........ 2.1  0  0  0  1  2

Win - Hoffman (4-4).
Loss - T. Bryant (2-5).
Save - Reynolds (7).
WP - Hoffman 2(7).
HBP - by Reynolds (J. Schalk).

Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Hoffman 121/77;
Reynolds 23/13; T. Bryant 101/65; J. German 34/19.

Umpires - HP: Charles Busse; 1B: Ralph Minard; 3B: Perry Costello.
Start: 6:30 PM CT; Time: 2:26.
Attendance: 505.

Page updated: 04/20/2013 09:38 AM.
 

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