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Pirates rally past UNCG


Sunday: ECU vs. Liberty, 2:30 pm

Sunday: ECU vs. St. John's, 6 pm



Pirates surge past USF

East Carolina started the second half on an 11-0 run after building a 35-25 lead in the first 20 minutes and the Pirates went on to a 73-60 win over South Florida on Saturday. ... More...

Post-game: Lebo, Guilmette & White...

Pictured: ECU sophomore guard Caleb White launches a jumper during ECU's 73-60 American Athletic Conference win over South Florida on Saturday at Minges Coliseum. White nailed five of six 3-point attempts and scored 19 points. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


ECU rallies past UNCG

Cliff Godwin got his first win as coach of East Carolina as the Pirates rolled past UNC-Greensboro, 8-3, in the opening game of the 2015 Keith LeClair Classic. ... More...

Post-game: Godwin & Lowery...

Pictured: ECU freshman Jackson Mims (20) is congratulated by teammates after an eighth- inning sacrifice fly in the opening game of the Keith Leclair Classic. After falling behind early, the Pirates used offensive firepower to roar back for the victory. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


Descendants of game pay respects

Al MyattIn the lineage of coach-player relationships, Jeff Lebo is only three steps removed from basketball inventor James Naismith. After conceiving of the game with peach baskets for goals in Springfield, Mass., in 1891, Naismith later coached the fledgling sport at Kansas. ... More from Al Myatt...



ECU topped at Tulsa

TULSA, OK — Host Tulsa took a 69-58 American Athletic Conference win over East Carolina on Wednesday night. The Pirates got 15 points from Terry Whisnant, 14 from Caleb White and 13 from freshman B.J. Tyson in falling to 11-15 overall and 4-9 in league play. ... More...



Pirates under NFL's microscope

After four standout seasons and more catches than anyone in FBS history, Justin Hardy has become an overnight sensation. It happened last month at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL, where those who never took the time to notice or appreciate the now- former ECU wide receiver finally got the chance to see what they’ve been missing. ... More from Brett Friedlander...



Pirates' mettle tested

We're never going to accept losing around here ... It's not okay to lose ... I don't care if they're ranked number two or ranked number one or who they are ... There are no moral victories when you lose... — Cliff Godwin

Second-ranked Virginia came to town and swept East Carolina in Cliff Godwin's debut as the head baseball coach of the Pirates. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Pictured: Former ECU player Cliff Godwin looks on from the third base coach's box at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday in his first game as head coach for his alma mater in the season-opening series with Virginia. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)
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 East Carolina head baseball coach Cliff Godwin (right): Replay show...


Recruiting report card: Defense

Impact players plug holes; Pirates still shopping

Players at every position on East Carolina's defensive unit completed their eligibility at the end of the 2014 season, including six starters. The result was a wide-ranging list of needs to cover those losses ... More from Sammy Batten...

Recruiting Report Cards: Offense | Defense

Thumbnails: ECU's recruiting class of 2015...


By Al Myatt
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GREENVILLE — Cliff Godwin got his first win as coach of East Carolina as the Pirates rolled past UNC Greensboro, 8-3, in the opening game of the 2015 Keith LeClair Classic.

The Spartans had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth but ECU answered with two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth.

After UNCG (1-2) closed within 5-3 in the seventh, the Pirates scored three times in the eighth.

East Carolina bounced back after being swept by No. 2 Virginia at home last weekend.

ECU (1-3) was powered by three home runs, two by Luke Lowery and one by Travis Watkins.

Bryce Harman and Watkins each had three of the Pirates' 11 hits.

Hunter Allen had two hits, a double and a triple. Parker Lamm had a single.

Evan Kruczynski started and pitched six innings for the win. He allowed five hits and one earned run while striking out seven and walking one.

Nick Durazo yielded two hits and two unearned runs in two innings of relief. Kirk Morgan came to the mound in the ninth as ECU closed the nonconference contest with a double play.

The Spartans took a 1-0 lead in the fourth after a one-out double by Collin Woody. Aaron Wright singled to right and was out trying to stretch it into a double as Woody came home.

Charlie Yorgen drew a walk to start ECU's half of the fifth and a one-out triple to right center by Allen tied the score. A two-out error by UNCG allowed the go-ahead run.

The Pirates flexed their muscles in the sixth. Lowery led off with a home run down the left field line. Harman followed with a double and Watkins blasted a homer to center for a 5-1 ECU lead.

Tripp Shelton had a two-run homer for the Spartans in the seventh.

Lowery led off for the Pirates in the eighth with a homer to center for a 6-3 lead. Watkins doubled with one away and scored when Yorgen reached on an error. Yorgen stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jackson Mims.

The Spartans are scheduled to meet St. John's at 11 a.m. today.

ECU concludes the adjusted schedule of the LeClair Classic this afternoon with games against Liberty at 2:30 p.m. and St. John's at 6 p.m., weather permitting.

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