04/30/08 — ECU, Ray slam Sehawks

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ECU, Ray slam Sehawks

Published in Sports on April 30, 2008 2:59 PM

Jamie Ray slugged a first-inning, grand slam and No. 30-ranked East Carolina cruised past UNC Wilmington 14-7 at Brooks Field on Tuesday evening.

Ray's second career grand slam sparked a five-run, first-inning uprising for the Pirates (33-13 overall). Harrison Eldridge added three hits and two RBI, while Stephen Batts went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Dustin Harrington (two RBI) and Trent Whitehead contributed two hits apiece.

T.J. Hose (4-4) earned the mound with two-plus innings of relief out of the bullpen. Starter Brad Mincey left the game in the second inning with a fingernail injury.

ECU begins a three-game, Conference USA series at home Friday against UAB. First pitch is 7 p.m.