Insights and Observations
Monday, February 27, 2006
By Henry Hinton
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If Billy Godwin can avoid
Sunday games, his Pirates may well go on to have a banner year.
Three weeks of baseball
are in the books for East Carolina and all three of the team's losses have
occurred on Sunday.
The Pirates (7-3)
finished another successful weekend of baseball in an exciting Keith LeClair
Classic. The weekend started with a thrilling
4-3 win over Penn State on a walk-off sac
fly on Friday. Then came an
11-2 shellacking of UNC-Wilmington on
But on Sunday the Pirates
had another whoops, falling to a Virginia Tech team that had failed to
scratch in the 'W' column in its previous two LeClair Classic outings. The
Hokies’ 5-1 victory improved their record
to 3-2 overall.
Shane Mathews suffered
his first loss of the season in the game, allowing three runs on three hits
in 5 1/3 innings. Scott Andrews gave up two runs, one earned, on five hits,
while striking out two in three innings. Carter Harrell finished the final
2/3 of an inning.
Stephen Batts was the
lone Pirate to collect multiple hits, going 2-for-4 at the plate with an
On Saturday the Pirates
attacked the Seahawks early and often. Jake Smith led the Pirates’ offensive
attack, going 3-for-5 at the plate with four RBI's and a run scored.
Dale Mollenhauer had his
best performance of the season, going 2-for-4 with three RBI's and two runs
scored, while Jake Dean and Harrison Eldridge each finished 2-for-3.
In addition to
Mollenhauer, Eldridge and Drew Schieber also scored two runs apiece.
Friday’s round provided
the most exciting finish of the weekend. Smith’s sacrifice fly with the
bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth scored Drew Schieber to break a 3-3
tie as East Carolina beat the Nittany Lions.
Godwin’s squad gets just
one day off before hosting Duke for the second time in a week on Tuesday at
4 p.m. The Pirates defeated the Blue Devils handily 19-5 last Tuesday.
ECU hosts Stoney Brook
for a three-game series next weekend.
following table summarizes the results of all games in the 2006 Keith
LeClair Classic and provides links to recaps and/or box scores of games
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