Bridgeport, Conn.-The University of Bridgeport baseball team split an East Coast Conference doubleheader in Seaside Park on Sunday afternoon versus the LIU Post Pioneers, as Purple Knights won game one, 1-0, in walk-off fashion, and fell in game two, 17-2, playing as the visiting team. With the split, Bridgeport is now 12-21 overall and 8-7 in the ECC. LIUP is now 22-12 overall and 13-2 in conference play.
In the opener, freshman Cory Listing's (West Sand Lake, N.Y.) double with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Alex Rauso (Trumbull, Conn.) from second base to give the Purple Knights' the walk-off victory.
Junior Jason Burger (Orlando, Fla,) and freshman Quinton Carpenter (Magnolia, Texas) combined on a six-hit shutout with Carpenter earning his third win of the season, as he tossed three innings of releif in which he gave up three hits and fanned five batters.
The same two teams are scheduled to close out their four-game conference series at LIU Post on Monday afternoon.