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GREENVILLE, N.C. — Dustin Harrington hit one of East Carolina's three home runs, helping the Pirates beat Binghamton 11-7 Saturday in a rain-delayed NCAA tournament opener.
Trent Whitehead and Devin Harris also went deep for top-seeded East Carolina (43-17), which led 11-2 after four innings. The team will next face No. 2 seed South Carolina.
Joe Charron homered twice and drove in four runs for the fourth-seeded Bearcats (29-21). They outhit the Pirates 13-10 but slipped into an elimination game later Saturday against George Mason.
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The game was postponed Friday night because thunderstorms dumped heavy rains in Greenville. East Carolina is hosting the first regional in its four-year-old ballpark.