ECU drops first game in regional baseball tournament to Evansville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The ECU baseball team fell to Evansville 4-1 as it opened its NCAA regional tournament at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday in Greenville.

Purple Aces Kenton Deverman held the Pirates to one run on three hits in eight innings of work.

The Pirates got a solid five innings from Ethan Norby who allowed a sac fly and solo home run. The Pirates got down 2-0.

ECU got back into the game when Carter Cunningham broke up a no hitter with a solo home run in the 4th inning. It was 2-1 to the 9th.

Evansville got a two run single in the 9th inning to add on some insurance and go up 4-1.

The Pirates move into the elimination round against the loser of Wake Forest and VCU. They will play on Saturday at noon.