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GREENVILLE — Former Greenfield School star Dwanya Williams-Sutton homered twice as East Carolina thumped visiting Campbell 12-7 in nonconference baseball action Tuesday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Williams-Sutton had a pair of two-run blasts as part of a 4-for-4 night as the Pirates won their third straight game to improve to 38-13 overall. ECU concludes the regular season with a three-game series against American Athletic Conference foe UConn in Storrs, Conn. beginning Thursday.
Sophomore Bryant Packard extended his hitting streak to 29 games with a single in the first inning, tying a program record. Williams-Sutton followed with the first of his two homers, the latter giving him seven for the season.
The Pirates carried a 3-1 lead into the sixth inning before Campbell (29-22) replied with six runs to take the lead. Christian Jones’ three-run homer put the Camels ahead.
However, ECU responded with six runs in its half of the sixth to seize control again. With Williams-Sutton on first and Packard on third, Packard darted home on a wild pitch to tie it. Sophomore Spencer Brickhouse, a Bunn High product and former Wilson Post 13 standout, doubled home Williams-Sutton to give the Pirates the lead for good.
ECU pushed across three more in the seventh. Packard’s RBI single plated Turner Brown, allowing Williams-Sutton to launch his second homer of the night on a 2-2 offering.
Evan Voliva, a redshirt junior, picked up the win in relief, throwing 2 2/3 innings. He allowed one and recorded a strikeout. Logan Bender (4-1) was tagged with his first loss in five decisions in relief, laboring into the sixth. Four of his five runs were earned in an inning off work.
Packard was 3 for 5 with a double and three runs scored. Brickhouse went 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored.