Bridgeport, Conn.-The visiting LIU Post Pioneers pushed across a run in the top of the ninth inning to take a tight 2-1 East Coast Conference win over the host University of Bridgeport Purple Knights on Friday afternoon in the Park City. With the loss, the Purple Knights are now 11-20 overall and 7-6 in conference play. LIUP moves to 21-11 overall and 12-1 in the ECC.
Bridgeport scored its lone run on the afternoon on a wild pitch in the second inning.
James Varela earned the win for LIU post striking out 12 with one walk, as he pitched a complete game six-hitter.
The same two teams will continue their four-game weekend series with a 12 noon doubleheader at LIU Post on Saturday.