CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Sean Hagan pitched into the eighth inning and got plenty of defensive help as St. John's beat East Carolina 2-0 in the first round of the Charlottesville Regional on Friday night.
The Red Storm (36-20) advanced to play No. 1 national seed Virginia on Saturday night in the Charlottesville Regional. East Carolina (39-20) will play Navy in an elimination game.
Hagan (7-2) allowed nine hits and left with runners on first and third and one out in the eighth. Matt Carasiti came on and got a strikeout and flyball to end the threat.
Mike Wright (6-4) allowed both runs and seven hits in eight innings for the Pirates.
St. John's scored on a single in the third and a sacrifice fly in the fourth.