03/24/10 — Pirates edge High Point U

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Pirates edge High Point U

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on March 24, 2010 1:46 PM


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GREENVILLE -- Kyle Roller's eighth-inning, two-RBI double down the right field line propelled No. 25-ranked East Carolina past in-state foe High Point University 7-5 on Tuesday evening.

Trent Whitehead started the Pirates' eighth with a one-out walk. He moved to second on a wild pitch and stayed there on Dustin Harrington's single. Roller followed with his extra-base knock

HPU rallied in the ninth with one run before ECU closer Seth Simmons coaxed Andrew Bartlett into a game-ending flyout to Whitehead in center field. It was Simmons' sixth save of the season and 17th of his career.

ECU entertains North Carolina A&T today. First pitch is 6 p.m. at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.