WILMINGTON — Turner Brown and Thomas Francisco each tallied a pair of hits, while the Pirate pitchers recorded 14 strikeouts as No. 8 ECU defeated instate foe UNCW 9-1 on Tuesday night at Brooks Field.

With the win the Pirates improve to 25-7 on the year and the Seahawks fall to 17-16.

Duke

DURHAM — The Duke baseball team used a two-run rally in the top of the ninth to push past NC Central, 7-5, Tuesday evening at Durham Athletic Park.

The win marks four in a row for the Blue Devils, and improves the squad’s overall record to 18-15 on the campaign.