GREENVILLE, N.C. (ECU Media Relations) – Purple’s Bryce Harman belted his first home run of the series, while Gold’s Joe Ingle tossed three scoreless innings of relief during Game Three of the Purple-Gold World Series that ended in a four-all tie after six innings due to rain in the area.
Due to the shorten game, ECU officials announced that the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship ring ceremony will be held this Saturday, Nov. 7 during the break between the first and second quarters of the ECU-USF football game.
Trailing 4-2 going to the bottom of the sixth, Purple staged a late comeback scoring twice ending the game in a 4-4 tie. Parker Lamm and Eric Tyler singled off of Shelton Perkins, Jr. before Harman loaded the bases after being hit by a pitch. Kirk Morgan drove in the first run on a sac fly easily scoring Lamm from third before Zack Mozingo’s double to left field pushed across Harman for the tying run.
Denny Brady started on the bump for the Gold allowing two runs (both earned) on four hits in two innings of work before turning the game over to Ingle. The sophomore righty issued one walk and struck out three in his three scoreless frames. Perkins, Jr. worked the final inning surrendering two runs (both earned) on three hits.
Cam Colmore allowed four runs (all earned) on three hits with a pair of walks for Purple in 2.1 innings. Matt Bridges gave up a hit and issued a walk in two-thirds of an inning before Mozingo (2.0 IP) and Morgan (1.0) tossed the final three scoreless frames.
Gold, which won the first two games of the series with a combined score of 27-4, fell behind early as Purple jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two frames. Harman homered to start the second inning and Ryan Littlefield’s bases loaded sac fly scored Mozingo making it a two-run game.
But Gold answered with a four-run third inning, which was highlighted RBI singles from Justin Dirden and Charlie Yorgen. Garrett Brooks scored another run on a wild pitch, while Jeff Nelson’s sac fly plated Yorgen for the Gold’s final run of the series.