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Benkert appears to be the guy

East Carolina football fans can only hope that the results end up being similar. Kurt Benkert threw an interception for a touchdown on his first pass of the spring. He bounced back nicely, going 13-17 with a touchdown pass to Isaiah Jones in his first real action as the Pirates' starting quarterback. ... 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 guest this week was Atlantic Coast Conference basketball official Raymond Styons (right): Replay show...



Big inning lifts Memphis

GREENVILLE — The speed of Memphis center fielder Darien Tubbs was a difference maker in an American Athletic Conference series at East Carolina.

Tubbs tracked down a drive by Garrett Brooks for what ECU coach Cliff Godwin called a SportsCenter Top 10 play to keep the tying run from scoring in the bottom of the ninth in a 3-2 Tigers win on Saturday. On Sunday, Tubbs had a three-run inside the park homer in the seventh as Memphis took its second win over the Pirates ... Story & picture...

Post-game: Godwin, Allen, Love...

Pictured: Senior Hunter Allen lays down an RBI sacrifice bunt against Memphis on Sunday. (Photo  by W.A. Myatt)

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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...

Post-game: Godwin, Kruczynski, Garrett...

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)


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...



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...



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...



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