BUIES CREEK, N.C. – T.J. Riles drove in four and No. 18 East Carolina limited Campbell to two hits in a 10-0 win with a record Jim Perry Stadium crowd on hand.
The overflow crowd of 1,563 set a new Jim Perry Stadium single-game attendance record, breaking the previous mark of 1,120 (5/2/14 vs. Gardner-Webb). Through four contests, the Camels are averaging 1,021 fans per game.
Eight Pirates (1-3) combined for 10 hits on the night, while ECU pitching walked just one, striking out nine Camels (2-2).
Chris Holba (1-0) picked up the win for the Pirates, working six two-hit innings with four strikeouts and a walk. Tyler Smith, Evan Voliva and Davis Kirkpatrick each tossed an inning, striking out a combined five.
Campbell starter Andrew Witczak (0-1) took the loss, allowing two runs on five hits with four punchouts and three walks in four innings. Wes Noble pitched the final three frames for CU, allowing a run on two hits with two strikeouts and a walk.
Riles was 2-for-5 with four RBI and a run in the win, clubbing a two-run home run in the first and singling in two more in a three-run ECU sixth.
Riles' homer was the difference through five innings until Charlie Yorgen's sacrifice fly in the sixth. Yorgen, who went 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run, walking twice, added a two-run double to lead a four-run seventh for the Pirates.
Travis Watkins also scored twice, going 1-for-4 on the night for ECU.
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. Friday's game time will be a 6 p.m. start.