Lowe's Slam Powers Campbell Past No. 21 East Carolina

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Ellis Lowe hit his first career grand slam, to deep left field, in the third inning to push Campbell ahead 9-0, and never looked back to defeat #21 East Carolina, 12-5, at Taylor Field on Tuesday night.

This marks the first time that Campbell has defeated East Carolina at home since 2000 and the Camels have now won two out of three.  This win also marks the first win in three weeks at home.  Campbell improved to 19-19 on the season with the win as the Pirates fall to 24-13 on the season.

Campbell started where they left off against USC Upstate as they pounded East Carolina for nine runs in the first three innings.  Josh Holskey notched the first RBI for the Fighting Camels as he slapped a single through the left side to score Ellis Lowe from third.

In the second Campbell scored four more runs as DJ Johnson came up with a clutch hit with two outs as the senior sent an 0-2 offering from Joseph Hughes to left field to score Blake Boyce.  Later in the inning Zach Johnson singled up the middle to register two RBI and keep the two out rally going.  Next up was Josh Holskey and he collected his second RBI as he sent a double down the left field line to score Alex Aycoth.

In the third inning it was the aluminum of Ellis Lowe that made the difference as the junior sent the first offering from ECU reliever D.J. Jauss to deep left field to score four runs and push Campbell to a 9-0 advantage.

The scoring stayed silent until the fifth inning when ECU scored for the first time as Zach Wright sent a sacrifice fly to center field to score Trent Whitehead.

ECU pushed closer in the seventh as Jonathon Lopez got Trent Whitehead and John Wooten to fly out to center to get two quick outs.  After giving up a single through the right side to Kyle Roller, Lopez struck out Zach Wright but he reached following a passed ball.  That gave the Pirates a little light and they used it as Devin Harris sent an RBI single to shortstop.  Later in the inning Wright crossed the plate following an error by Kevin Nelson.