Take on Pirate Sports
From the Anchor Desk
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By Brian Bailey
Sports Anchor of WNCT-TV 9
No frost lingers on
AUDIO ARCHIVE: The Brian Bailey Show
with guest Randy Mazey:
As I write this week’s column it is 36 degrees outside and
pouring rain. Yesterday we had 3 inches of snow on the ground. This is
The Pirates broke out the brooms, either celebrating the
sweep of UNC Asheville, or to use to sweep the snow off the field at
Pirate Coach Randy Mazey says you have to prepare your team
for the weather of February.
“One day last week we scraped an inch or two of ice off of
the tarp,” said Mazey. “We then rolled it up and conducted practice as
normal. You just don’t know what you are going to get this time of the year,
so you pretty much have to be ready for anything.”
The Pirates saw just about everything as far as the weather
was concerned in that first weekend of play. Friday was the best weather day
of the trio, but it was still a little brisk.
Saturday’s rain wasn’t expected to arrive until closer to
dinner time, and then run into Sunday. So the decision was made to try and
play a double header on Saturday.
The rain, however, arrived much earlier then expected, and
provided a full day of precipitation.
“The only break we got from the rain was between games,”
said Mazey. “It got so bad that we just felt like we needed to stop, and
return on Sunday. The forecast had changed, so we were able to finish the
Mazey said the Pirates owed it to UNC Asheville to try to
play the entire series. “We’d certainly hope that other teams would show us
the same,” said the Pirate coach.
ECU is scheduled to play Campbell at Harrington Field on
Wednesday afternoon, weather permitting. The Pirates will then host the Blue
Hens of Delaware in a three game series starting on Friday.
Good luck, Coach Logan
Former East Carolina coach Steve Logan will spend his spring
as an assistant coach in the NFL Europe with the Berlin Thunder.
news was first breaking, I called
the coach and was a little surprised but not shocked that he wanted
absolutely no publicity.
He stated several times that he wanted to stay “under the
radar” and that the deal wasn’t done with Berlin. The very next day it was
released on the team’s web site.
I tried to explain that he was still the all-time winningest
coach at East Carolina, and that Pirate fans still were very interested in
what he was up to.
You can always check out the
Berlin Thunder’s web site, but if
you do, you’d better study up on your German.
On the cusp of greatness
East Carolina’s four-overtime loss to TCU in women’s
basketball on Friday night was an amazing game.
Both teams had their chances. It was just a shame that one
team had to lose. It was even more of a shame for that loss to go to East
What a job Sharon Baldwin-Tener has done with the women’s
program! The program had never beaten a nationally ranked-opponent, but
still took TCU to four overtimes before falling.
How’s that for a week. Give birth to a baby boy. Take a day
or two off. Get back to practice. Coach in a four-overtime game.
It was unbelievable, and I came away more convinced then
ever that the women’s program can be a Top 25 team in the future.
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