Jake Washer hit a first inning grand slam to lead the Pirates to a 9-5 win over North Carolina at Boshamer Stadium Wednesday night. 

Washer’s slam was a part of a six-run top of the first inning for ECU. The Pirates scored six runs before the Tar Heels could register an out. 

East Carolina improves to 37-11 with the win. The Pirates now take on Wichita State with a chance to wrap up the regular season American Athletic Conference championship with a win over the Shockers or a loss by Tulane.