East Carolina scored five runs in the fifth inning to take control and held off a late Oklahoma rally to beat the Sooners 8-5 in the NCAA baseball regional in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday.
The Pirates collected three doubles in the fifth inning alone and extended their lead to 8-1 before OU rallied late.
Oklahoma answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Dakota Harris singled in Kendall Pettis, then Bryce Madron scored on a balk to make it 8-3.
In the seventh, Easton Carmichael doubled to score Harris to make it 8-4.
OU added one more in the ninth on a solo home run by Madron, but couldn’t score again and lost 8-5 to end their season.
Oklahoma got the first run of the game in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Anthony Mackenzie that brought in Pettis.
ECU responded with three runs in the third inning before their five-run fifth.
Oklahoma’s season comes to an end at 32-28.