02/23/09 — Pirates earn series sweep

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Pirates earn series sweep

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on February 23, 2009 1:48 PM

Stephen Batts collected four hits and two RBI as No. 27-ranked East Carolina defeated Monmouth 9-2 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The senior left fielder finished the three-game series with nine hits, three RBI, six runs scored and three stolen bases. The Pirates (3-0 overall) pounded out 38 hits and outscored the Hawks 27-7 during the weekend.

Sophomore Sthil Sowers earned the mound win in relief of starter Mike Anderson. Sowers, a North Lenoir graduate, yielded three hits and fanned one Monmouth batter in 1 2/3 innings of work.