Take on Pirate Sports
From the Anchor Desk
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
By Brian Bailey
Camels play 'home' game at
Greenville baseball fans will
have a number of familiar faces to watch tonight as Campbell comes to town.
Come to think of it, Campbell
could bill itself as Rose South.
According the school's
athletic web site, the Camels feature five former Rampants on their roster
The group is led by former
Pirate Justin Phillips, who will have a bittersweet return to his hometown.
The junior shortstop was recruited by Coach Keith LeClair, but didn’t fit
into Randy Mazey’s plans.
Phillips regrouped at
Louisburg and is hitting almost .400 for Campbell this season.
Ironically, Phillips returns
as East Carolina looks for help at the shortstop position with the loss of
Richardson broke what was
described as a “weird” bone in his hand in the second game of the Charlotte
doubleheader on Saturday night.
Jeff Blick, Nate Logan, Jim
McDonald and David Forbes, all Rose High alums, are also scheduled to be in
uniform later tonight.
The former Rampants are in for
a real treat as they will play in the new Clark-LeClair Stadium for the
The Camels head to town
following a disappointing 3-2 loss at North Carolina A&T on Tuesday.
Campbell is 0-8 away from home
this season. They are 13-10 overall.
ECU hoops gets more pub
East Carolina basketball coach
Ricky Stokes will spend one more night on the South Carolina bench.
Stokes continues to wear two
hats, one as the Pirate’s new coach and the other as an assistant with the
beat Maryland 75-67 on Tuesday
night. The Gamecocks will play St. Joseph’s on Thursday night in the NIT
championship game. It is the second time in the past four years that USC has
played for the NIT championship.
Every time South Carolina
plays in this NIT, East Carolina gets some much needed publicity. The
announcers take time out to always mention that Stokes will soon be working
for his former coach at Virginia, Terry Holland, with East Carolina.
The Pirates certainly don’t
pay for the airtime, but I’m sure it is welcomed as Stokes gets set to
embark on his new job at ECU.
Mother Nature in good mood
Skip Holtz opened his third
week of practice with a two-hour workout in near perfect weather on Tuesday.
The Pirates were rained out on
The team will practice today
and then gear up for the first intra-squad scrimmage on Friday afternoon.
There apparently isn’t a
public depth chart as of yet. There is an internal chart that the coaches
are working with. The coaches have also started to put together the team
“packages” on both sides of the football.
The big question continues to
be at quarterback. Redshirt freshman Davon Drew took the bulk of the
repetitions at the position yesterday, and will most likely get the longest
look with the first team on Friday.
Holtz had this to say about
the quarterback slot.
"Davon's done the best job of
protecting the football so far and deserves this opportunity," Holtz said.
"As a whole, the depth chart is still in the preliminary stage. The two-deep
will probably change after every scrimmage, and honestly, only really
matters after we have a chance to see people in those game-like situations.
"We, as a staff and program,
needed a starting point after six practices, which is why we developed it
over the weekend. After the first scrimmage, I'm confident it will become
more publicly defined."
Friday’s scrimmage is very
important for several positions, but none more important then that
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