MT. PLEASANT, S.C. -- Spencer Brickhouse, T.J. Riles and Eric Tyler each belted home runs helping No. 8 East Carolina University to a 12-7 road baseball victory over the College of Charleston Tuesday afternoon at Patriots Park in the Palmetto State.
With the win, the Pirates improve to 9-3 and extended their current win streak to nine games, while the Cougars dropped to 7-5 on the season.
Sam Lanier (2-1) picked up the win allowing one run (earned) on two walks with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings of relief.
Starter Chris Holba surrendered four runs (two earned) on four hits with a walk and two punch outs in two frames.
ECU also got outings from Hunter Hood (2.1 IP, 1 R, 2 Ks), Ryan Ross (0.2 IP, 2 Hs, 1 K) and Tyler Smith (1.1 IP, 1 R, 1 K) all out of the bullpen.
Tucker White (1-1) suffered the loss after he was touched for six runs (all earned) on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
The Cougars used five arms out of the bullpen in Christian Shiver (1.0 IP, 1 H), Austin George (1.0 IP, 2 Ks), Justin Baker (0.1 IP, 3 Rs), Will Detwiler (1.0 IP, 2 Rs, 1 K) and Griffin McLarty (1.2 IP, 1 R, 2 Ks).
ECU recorded a season-high 12 runs on 15 hits getting multiple base knocks from Brickhouse (2), Turner Brown (2), Riles (3), Tyler (3) and Travis Watkins (3).
Brickhouse drove in a career-best three runs to lead the Pirates, while Riles, Tyler and Watkins added two each.
CofC tallied nine hits getting multiple base knocks from Bradley Dixon (2), Logan McRae (2), Tommy Richter (2) and Erven Roper (3). Dixon and Roper each added two RBI on the day.