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ECU wins AAC opener, splits twinbill

GREENVILLE — East Carolina won its first-ever American Athletic Conference game 4-1 over Memphis in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The Tigers managed a split with a 3-2 win in the second game.

Evan Kruczynski pitched a complete game in the opener and Reid Love went 4-for-4 at the plate with a 2-run homer ... Story & pictures...

Pictured: Centerfielder Garrett Brooks takes a lead at third as coach Cliff Godwin looks on during the 7th inning of ECU's Saturday doubleheader with Memphis. The junior went on to score on a wild pitch to tie the game. (Photo  by W.A. Myatt)

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Lebo eyes the path to the future

Al MyattEast Carolina is sitting out the NCAA Tournament this year. No surprise there. The Pirates and the big dance have been incongruous terms but as the future unfolds for ECU basketball improvement is the intent. ... More from Al Myatt...

 

BASEBALL

High Point downs Pirates

GREENVILLE — High Point scored five runs in the second inning and went on to a 13-2 win at East Carolina on Wednesday night. The Panthers (12-11) led 13-0 before ECU (16-10) tallied twice in the bottom of the eighth. ... More...

 

FOOTBALL RECRUITING

Recruiting wars: Quarterbacks

The search by East Carolina's coaching staff to find the next Shane Carden is in full swing. But as spring practice unfolds in Greenville, the question facing the Pirates is whether the next Carden is already in the program or currently being recruited. ... More from Sammy Batten...

 

BASEBALL

Gaffney lifts UNCW

WILMINGTON — Chris Gaffney's three-run homer in the second inning was the big blow as UNC-Wilmington topped East Carolina 4-2 at Brooks Field on Tuesday night. The blast to center field was the first round tripper of the season for the Seahawks catcher, who was batting seventh in the order. ... More...

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Quirk of fate marks end of the road

East Carolina’s run in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament came to an abrupt end with a 69-65 loss to North Carolina State on Sunday. Irony flowed in this second round matchup. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's show this week featured the "Second Chance with the Sweet 16" contest: Replay show...

 

BASEBALL

VCU edges Pirates, 3-2

GREENVILLE — A throwing error by East Carolina catcher Tyler Watkins on a pickoff attempt allowed Virginia Commonwealth pinch runner Haiden Lamb to score the winning run from third base in the eighth inning on Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium. ... More...

 

BASEBALL

East Carolina wins with big 8th

GREENVILLE — East Carolina scored six runs in the eighth inning to defeat Virginia Commonwealth 9-3 at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kirk Morgan (4-0) got the win in relief and also drove in two runs in the Pirates' big frame. ... More...

 
 
 
 
 

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