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Weekend's outcome raises stakes

This was another winning weekend on the diamond at East Carolina in more ways than one. The Pirates bounced back from a game one loss to Connecticut on Friday night to beat the Huskies twice in a row to take the series. ... More from Brian Bailey...

AN EXCEPTIONAL DAY: After ECU defeated visiting Connecticut on Sunday in the decisive game of a crucial American Athletic Conference series, the Pirates turned their attention to a more casual 'game.' ECU hosted the Exceptional Community Baseball League in an event that has become an annual outpouring of fun, smiles and goodwill for all parties concerned. Brian Bailey penned an account and snapped pictures of the game in which both the Pirates and their guests were winners. ... More...


Audio: 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 ECU assistant baseball coach Frankie Everitte (right): Replay show...


Curry named NBA MVP ... Bulls take first game ... "Hack-a-Shaq" likely to be outlawed ... Cactus Bowl relocating ... Police question undrafted Collins ... Lawrence Taylor Jr. sentenced ... Brewers make managerial change ... Pacquiao has torn rotator cuff ... Brewery gives 'dental' service to rugby players ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates power past UConn

GREENVILLE — Charlie Yorgen and Bryce Harman hit home runs in support of winning pitcher Jacob Wolfe as East Carolina topped Connecticut 5-2 on Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium to take the American Athletic Conference series two games to one and maintain a tie for first in the league standings with Houston. ... Story & pictures...

Post-game: Godwin, Wolfe, Harman...

Pictured: ECU's Charlie Yorgen turns a double play in the deciding game of an American Athletic Conference series with Connecticut on Sunday. The sophomore second baseman went 2-3 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


Pirates ink power forward

Australian big man Deng Riak has signed to pursue his college basketball career at East Carolina. The three-star recruit fielded offers from Florida, Minnesota, Oregon and Virginia Tech, among others, before opting to become the third member of Coach Jeff Lebo's recruiting class of 2015-2016. ... Thumbnail sketch...



Juco WR/RB sticks with ECU

Mauldin (SC) High School product Dre Massey has renewed his commitment to East Carolina after spending a year at Holmes (MS) Community College. The former prep quarterback originally committed to the Pirates in 2014. He is projected as a WR/RB in the recruiting class of 2016. ... Thumbnail sketch...



Tough Love lifts Pirates

GREENVILLE — Reid Love led East Carolina's 5-4 win over Connecticut on Saturday at Clark-LeClair Stadium as the Pirates halted a two-game losing streak and maintained a share of the American Athletic Conference lead. Love (5-3) pitched a complete game and was 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs. ... More...



UConn thrashes Pirates

GREENVILLE — Connecticut scored five runs in the first two innings and went on to a 13-2 American Athletic Conference win at East Carolina on Friday night. The Pirates dropped to 29-18 overall and 9-7 in league play as the Huskies (29-18, 8-8) evened the season series at 2-2. ... More...



ECU's hot streak Flames out

LYNCHBURG, VA — Liberty pitchers Matt Pennington and Jared Lyons combined to shut out visiting East Carolina 5-0 in a nonconference contest on Wednesday afternoon, ending a six-game winning streak for the Pirates. ... More...



A week to remember

On Monday of this past week I asked first year East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin what a 5-0 week would mean to his program. In typical coach-speak fashion, Godwin gave me the ole ‘we take them one a time’ speech. ... More from Brian Bailey...



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