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Pirate pitchers shut down Albany


Saturday: ECU vs. Albany, 2 pm



Evaluation simple on QB situation

Al MyattThe East Carolina quarterback situation will get a lot of Dave Nichol's attention in the offseason with the exit of Shane Carden, who started for most of the last three seasons and recently took part in the NFL combine after a record breaking college career and a couple of conference offensive player of the year awards. ... More from Al Myatt...



UConn rallies again

In a game that progressed similarly to an earlier American Athletic Conference matchup, Connecticut was too much for East Carolina in the second half on Wednesday night before a black-out crowd of 6,856 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

The 2014 NCAA Tournament champions overcame a 33-24 halftime deficit to top the Pirates 60-49 as Ryan Boatwright scored 16 points. ... Story & photos...

Post-game: Lebo, Guilmette, Whisnant...

Pictured: Terry Whisnant attempts a shot in the paint against UConn on Wednesday night. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)

Next: ECU at UCF | Saturday, 12 pm
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ECU closes Classic with win

Cfter a tough 4-3 loss to No. 24 Liberty on Sunday afternoon, East Carolina bounced back with a 9-2 win over St. John's on Sunday evening at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Pirates (2-4) finished the 12th annual Keith LeClair Classic with a 2-1 record. ECU stranded the tying run at third in the bottom of the ninth against the Flames. ... Story & pictures...

Post-game: Godwin, Lucroy & Lowery...

Pictured: David Lucroy delivers against St. John's. The junior right-hander went seven innings allowing one run on five hits with three strikeouts in his first win of the year. (Photo  by W.A. Myatt)

Next: ECU vs. Albany | Friday, 4 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. ECU got 19 points each from Caleb White and B.J. Tyson in its fourth straight win at home. ... 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. 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. ... 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)

By Al Myatt
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GREENVILLE Evan Kruczynski pitched seven innings without allowing Albany a run as East Carolina took a 5-1 win at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday.

The Pirates were scheduled to play in the Irish Classic in Cary but that event was canceled due to snow in central North Carolina.

The Great Danes were enlisted for a three-game series to fill the weekend void.

Luke Lowery hit his fourth home run to break a scoreless tie with two out in the bottom of the fourth after Eric Tyler had reached on an error.

Back-to-back doubles by Jackson Mims and Charlie Yorgen to start the home half of the fifth pushed ECU's lead to 3-0.

Albany (1-3) nicked Pirate reliever Jimmy Boyd for a run in the eighth but ECU scored twice in the bottom of the frame. Boyd threw 13 pitches, 10 for strikes.

Tyler and Garrett Brooks drew one-out walks in the eighth. Jeff Nelson had an RBI single and Travis Watkins produced the final run with a sacrifice fly.

ECU (3-4) recorded nine strikeouts, six by Kruczynski and three by Reid Love, who went the last one and two-thirds innings for his first save.

Kruczynski lowered his earned run average to 0.49.

Nelson went 2-for-4 as ECU outhit the visitors, 7-6.

The series continues with a 2 p.m. game today. Left-hander Jacob Wolfe (0-1, 3.18 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Pirates.

02/28/2015 01:10 AM