Camels host No. 18 ECU Wednesday

Camels host No. 18 ECU Wednesday

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell will host its first midweek showdown of the 2017 season, welcoming No. 18 East Carolina to Jim Perry Stadium Wednesday, February 22 at 4 p.m.

For tickets, purchase online at GoCamels.com, or call the Campbell Athletics Ticket Office at (910) 893-1459.

Live audio coverage as well as live stats are available at GoCamels.com.

Wednesday's matchup will feature a long-sleeved "Camels" t-shirt  giveaway for the first 200 Campbell students through the gates.

The Camels (2-1) opened up the 2017 season with a series win over Northern Kentucky, talomg hames one and three of the set. Redshirt senior Cole Hallum led the Camels in the opener, knocking in eight with three extra-base hits, going 4-for-10 (.400) at the plate. Senior Drew Butler scored a team-best five times with three RBI, hitting .583 (7-for-12) and adding three stolen bases.

Tyson Messer (1-0) earned a win in his season debut Sunday, pitching 4 1/3 scoreless in relief with two hits, seven strikeouts and a walk. Messer entered in the top of the fifth, retiring 11-of-12 that including six strikeouts (six consecutive outs were made via the strikeout).

ECU (0-3) was ranked 10th in the D1Baseball.com preseason poll before falling at No. 8 Ole Miss in its opening weekend.

Luke Bolka has led the Pirates in the early going, hitting .500 (4-for-8) with a home run, a double, four runs and two RBI, walking three times. Chris Holba will make the start for ECU. The right-hander pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief at Ole Miss, allowing a run on two hits with a strikeout and a walk.

The Pirates and the Camels will be meeting for the 70th time since 1963. The teams split their meetings in 2015, with both squads winning on the road. Last season's meeting in Greenville was canceled due to inclement weather. ECU owns a 47-22 advantage in the all-time series.

Campbell, which starts the 2017 season hosting 15 of its first 17 games at Jim Perry Stadium, remains at home this weekend, taking on Quinnipiac in a three-game set. The Camels and Bobcats will square off Feb. 24-26.