Francisco, ECU beat Norfolk St. 8-5 at Greenville Regional

Thomas Francisco hit a go-ahead three-run dwelling run within the backside of the sixth inning to assist East Carolina beat Norfolk State 8-5 on the double-elimination Greenville Regional

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Thomas Francisco hit a go-ahead three-run dwelling run within the backside of the sixth inning to assist East Carolina beat Norfolk State 8-5 on Friday on the double-elimination Greenville Regional.

East Carolina (42-15) had simply 5 hits however drew seven walks — and three extra Pirates had been hit by a pitch — and scored 4 unearned runs off 4 Norfolk State errors.

Seth Caddell and Connor Norby walked earlier than Francisco, on a full rely, hit a two-out homer to make it 6-4 within the backside of the sixth. Zach Agnos adopted with a triple after which scored on a wild pitch.

The Spartans (25-27), who made this system’s first NCAA Match look, had their six-game win streak snapped. Norfolk State beat North Carolina Central 7-6 in 11 innings to win its first Mid-Jap Athletic Convention title on Could 22 to earn an computerized match berth.

Freshman A.J. Wilson (1-0) got here on within the high of the sixth with one out and runners on the corners. He struck out Jason Council after which balked — scoring Norfolk State’s Ty Hanchey from third base and shifting Mason Velasquez from second to 3rd — earlier than he acquired Khie Simms swinging to finish the inning and earn his first win.

Hanchey went 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and two runs for Norfolk State. Velasquez added two hits, two stolen bases and scored from third when Council was caught in a rundown after trying to steal second.

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