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Four AAC teams set sights on Omaha

League champion East Carolina and regular season kingpin Houston headline a group of four teams that will represent the American Athletic Conference in the NCAA baseball playoffs.

The Pirates and Cougars, along with AAC members South Florida and Tulane, heard their names called on Monday when the NCAA announced the field of 64 teams that will participate in this weekend's 16 four-team regionals. ... More...

 

BASEBALL: AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

Pirates claim AAC Tournament

CLEARWATER, FL — East Carolina scored five runs with two out in the fifth inning and went on to win the American Athletic Conference Tournament 9-1 over Houston at Bright House Field on Sunday.

Left-hander Nick Durazo (5-0) held the AAC regular season winners to one hit and no runs over the final five innings after starter David Lucroy experienced cramps in his right forearm. Durazo struck out five and didn't allow a walk. ... More...

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BASEBALL: AAC TOURNAMENT

ECU holds off Huskies

CLEARWATER, FL — East Carolina freshman right-hander Joe Ingle survived a bases-loaded Connecticut threat with a game-ending fly out to left as the Pirates moved into the championship game of the American Athletic Conference tournament with a 4-2 win at Bright House Field on Saturday. Ingle earned his eighth save as the Pirates (39-20) moved into today's noon championship game against Houston (ESPNU). ... More...

 

BASEBALL: AAC TOURNAMENT

Pirates top Tulane, 3-1

CLEARWATER, FL — East Carolina defeated Tulane 3-1 in double-elimination bracket play in the American Athletic Conference tournament at Bright House Field on Thursday night. The Pirates improved to 2-0 in the event and 38-20 on the season. ECU will await the winner of an elimination game Friday between the Green Wave and Connecticut for a 1 p.m. matchup on Saturday. ... More...

 

BASEBALL: AAC TOURNAMENT

Pirates come back in opener

CLEARWATER, FL — East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin and Pirates assistant Jeff Palumbo used to be on the staff at Central Florida, the Pirates' opening opponent in the American Athletic Conference tournament at Bright House Field. The Knights were a tough draw for ECU, seeded No. 2 for the event as the regular season AAC runner-up to Houston ... More...

 

BASKETBALL RECRUITING

Thumbnail: Juco PG Charles Foster

Point guard Charles Foster has become the fourth member of ECU coach Jeff Lebo's recruiting class of 2015-16. One of the top players in Kentucky coming out of high school, Foster spent the last two years at perennial junior college powerhouse Vincennes (IN) University. ... Thumbnail sketch...

 

BASEBALL

Pirates ride momentum into tourney

East Carolina heads to the Sunshine State for tournament play this week at the American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship. The Pirates carry plenty of momentum to Clearwater, FL, after sweeping Cincinnati. ECU finished the regular season one game out of a share of the AAC title with Houston. ... More from Brian Bailey...

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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 ECU baseball coach Cliff Godwin (right) and D.H. Conley coaches Jason Mills (baseball) and Wayne Deans (softball): Replay show...

 

BASEBALL

Pirates complete sweep

CINCINNATI — Luke Lowery's RBI double in the top of the eighth inning lifted East Carolina to an 8-7 win on Saturday and completed a three-game sweep at Cincinnati. The Pirates concluded the regular season at 36-20 overall and 15-9 in the American Athletic Conference. ... More...

 

BASEBALL

ECU captures series at Cincy

CINCINNATI — East Carolina scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning after Cincinnati had taken a 1-0 lead in the second and the Pirates went on to a 6-4 American Athletic Conference win over the Bearcats on Friday night. The outcome clinched the series for ECU, which improved to 35-20 overall and 14-9 in league play. ... More...

 
 
 
 
 

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