ELON, N.C. – For the first time this season, the Elon University baseball team failed to score a run as the Phoenix dropped a 3-0 decision to seventh-ranked East Carolina at Latham Park on Wednesday night.
Elon (17-16) was able to muster only two hits, one each from Ryne Ogren and Ty Adcock.
On the mound, starter Mason Daniels (0-1) took the loss after allowing one run on two hits in 2.0 innings. He struck out one.
For the Pirates (25-7), Bryan Pickard homered and scored twice during a 3-for-5 performance.
The win went to Jake Agnos (3-2) who gave up just one hit and struck out six over 4.0 innings. Alec Burleson struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save.
How It Happened: East Carolina jumped out to a 1-0 lead after just one pitch as Packard homered to center on the opening pitch of the night.
It remained a 1-0 contest until the seventh when the Pirate put together a two-out rally. After the first two hitters of the inning were retired, Packard got things going with a double down the right field line. Following a walk, back-to-back singles from Spencer Brickhouse and Jake Washer plated runs to extend the lead to 3-0.
Notes: Elon had not been shutout at Latham Park over its previous 44 games at the venue… Elon’s 16 strikeouts were a season high.
On Deck: The Phoenix continues its 10-game homestand with a three-game CAA series against Hofstra. The set is slated to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 13.