Hoffman handles Blue Raiders

GREENVILLE  — Junior right-hander Jeff Hoffman of East Carolina struck out 16 Middle Tennessee State batters Thursday night as the Pirates took a 1-0 Conference USA win over the visiting Blue Raiders. ... Story, pictures and audio...

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Pictured: ECU's Jeff Hoffman delivers a pitch Wednesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The Big League prospect subdued Middle Tennessee State on 3 hits over 8 innings as the Pirates prevailed in a pitchers' duel. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)

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ECU comes back to top UNCW

GREENVILLE  — East Carolina overcame an early 4-0 deficit with the help of Reid Love's pitching and Dylan Brown's hitting to deal UNC-Wilmington an 8-5 nonconference loss at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Wednesday night. ... Story and picture...

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Pictured: ECU's Dylan Brown follows through on a swing against UNCW Wednesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The senior leftfielder went 3-for-5 with two runs batted in to help the Pirates climb out of an early hole for an 8-5 win. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)



Pirates on the field, pirates in the streets

Saturday was one of those magical days that make me so thankful the good Lord stationed me in Eastern North Carolina for all of these years. ... More from Brian Bailey...


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Pirates finish strong, avert sweep

NORFOLK  — The possibility of being swept at Old Dominion was very real as East Carolina trailed 7-4 after seven innings on Sunday. The Pirates battled back with a run in the eighth and two in the ninth to extend the Conference USA contest before erupting with five runs in the 12th for a 12-7 win. ... More...



Offense and sun shine

Defense will sometimes get the best of the offense in an intra-squad scrimmage. Sometimes reads are facilitated when the stop corps has gained a degree of familiarity with what the other side of the ball is doing. Sometimes it's simply easier to disrupt than to create. Saturday's Purple-Gold game was an exception as 55 snaps produced 403 yards of offense and nary a turnover. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: Quarterback Shane Carden sprints out in the spring game. (Photo by Al Myatt. ©

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Old Dominion takes series

NORFOLK  — A four-run first inning sparked host Old Dominion to a 9-5 Conference USA win over East Carolina on Saturday. ... More...



ODU wins before largest crowd in 30 years

NORFOLK  — When Ryan Williams has been in position to win a decision this season, that's what has usually happened. The start of East Carolina's three-game Conference USA series at Old Dominion was an exception. ... More...



National titles set standard in AAC

In its first year, the American Athletic Conference set the highest possible standard in basketball by going two-for-two in NCAA Tournament championships. Connecticut cut down the nets in the men's and women's tournaments ... More from Al Myatt... Al Myatt


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