Baseball No-hit in 3-0 Loss in ECU Series Finale
April 24, 2005
GREENVILLE, N. C. -
MEMPHIS (10-27, 4-13 C-USA) 000 000 000 - 0 0 2 East Carolina (22-16, 8-9 C-USA) 100 002 00X - 3 7 0
ECU starter Ricky Brooks threw the first nine-inning no-hitter in Conference USA history to lead the Pirates to a 3-0 win over Memphis in the series finale Sunday afternoon. The sophomore fanned a career-high 14 Tiger batters and faced just one batter over the minimum. ECU claims its fourth consecutive league win over Memphis with the win.
The Pirates got all the offense they needed in the first inning on an RBI-single by Ryan Peisel. They benefited from a pair of balks to score a pair in the sixth to cap the scoring. A leadoff walk by Jamie Ray ignited the inning and a balk allowed him to advance to second. He then crossed with the Pirate's second tally on another balk by Tiger pitcher Stephen Gostkowski. An infield error by Memphis plated the final ECU run.
Gostkowski was the hard-luck loser in the game. The junior righthander scattered six hits over seven innings and allowed just two earned runs. He fanned four.
Memphis will now prepare to wrap up its season-long six-game road trip on Tues, Apr. 26 when they travel to Oxford, Miss. To take on Ole Miss. Memphis will return home on Wed., Apr. 27 in the annual tilt with Ole Miss at AutoZone Park. First pitch for both ballgames is set for 6:30 p.m. Listen to the live broadcast with the `Voice of Tiger Baseball', Jeff Brightwell on WUMR 91.7 FM.