East Carolina’s Connor Litton hit a two-run home run in the first inning and the Pirates never looked back in crushing UNC Wilmington, 16-7 to open the NCAA Greenville Regional Friday night. 

Chris Holba gave up 6 earned runs but got plenty of offense in picking up his 10th win of the season. 

South Carolina beat Ohio State, 8-3 in the opener on Friday.

Saturday’s schedule pits UNC Wilmington against Ohio State in an elimination game at noon.

ECU will meet South Carolina in the winner’s bracket at 5pm.