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No. 22 East Carolina Eases Past Liberty, Snapping 7-Game Win Streak

March 4, 2020  Greenville, N.C.  RSS
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Flames fell at No. 22 East Carolina 11-0, Wednesday.

Flames fell at No. 22 East Carolina 11-0, Wednesday.

The No. 22 East Carolina Pirates shut out the Liberty Flames 11-0, Wednesday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The setback ends the Flames' winning streak at seven.

Four East Carolina pitchers combined to limit Liberty to one hit in holding the Flames scoreless. The Pirates jumped out to a 5-0 advantage during the first two innings en route to the victory.

Liberty drops to 8-5 on the season. East Carolina improves to 9-3.

Box Score Highlights
Records: 
Liberty (8-5); East Carolina (9-3)
Location: Greenville, N.C. (Clark-LeClair Stadium)
Attendance: 2,731
WP: Garrett Saylor (2-0) | LP: Jackson Haga (0-1)

Scoring Summary
ECU – 1st INNING – Worrell homers, Caddell and Agnos scores, 3-0
ECU – 2nd INNING – Throwing error by first baseman, Giles and Jayne score, 5-0
ECU – 6th INNING – Burleson flies out, Hoover scores, 6-0
ECU – 6th INNING – Newton singles, Worrell and Caddell score, 8-0
ECU – 7th INNING – Agnos singles, Barber and Jayne score, 10-0
ECU – 7th INNING – Burleson flies out, Hoover scores, 11-0

Notable Numbers
- East Carolina collected 11 hits in the contest. Liberty had one, a single by Garrett Wilkinson, leading off the third inning.

- The Flames made three errors in the game. The Pirates did not commit an error.

- Pirates center fielder Bryson Worrell hit his fifth home run of the season and had two hits in the contest.

Turning Point
     Trailing 5-0 in the top of the third, Liberty's Wilkinson singled, and designated hitter Owen Wilson walked to open the inning. However, the Flames' only scoring threat of the game went by the wayside as East Carolina reliever Cam Colmore held the runners in place, retiring the next three batters to end the inning.

Beyond the Box Score
- Liberty had only one hit in a game for the first time since falling to No. 2 Virginia 2-0 at Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium on April 2, 2013.

- Liberty and East Carolina were meeting on the diamond for the first time since 2017.

- Flames pitcher Jackson Haga made his first collegiate start and mound appearance in the contest.

- Liberty center fielder Jaylen Guy failed to reach base for the first time in a game, this season. He had reached base safely at least once in the first 12 contests.

Up Next
Liberty returns to Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium on Friday. The Flames will square off with the Kent State Golden Flashes. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.