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Pack shuts out Pirates


Wednesday: ECU vs. ODU, 4 pm



Pirates set sights on N.C. State

The weather has certainly thrown a curve ball at the East Carolina baseball season so far. There has yet to be one of those “beautiful day for baseball” type days. In fact, the weather has been much more suited for duck hunting than diamond watching. ... More from Brian Bailey...

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 volunteer assistant coach Frankie Everitte (right): Replay show...


Pirates rally past Albany

GREENVILLE — East Carolina came back from an early 2-0 deficit to move above .500 for the season with a 5-3 win against Albany at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Great Danes (1-5) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second before the Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the third. ... More...



ECU breaks through on the road

ORLANDO, FL — Terry Whisnant made a 3-pointer from the right side with 1:04 left for a 66-64 East Carolina lead and the Pirates made enough free throws down the stretch on Saturday afternoon at Central Florida to nail down their first road win of the season, 71-66. ... More...



Pirates start fast in 14-3 win

GREENVILLE — East Carolina scored six times in the first inning and had three more multi-run frames in a 14-3 win over Albany at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Saturday. The Pirates (4-4) have a chance to climb over .500 as the three-game series is scheduled for completion with a 1 p.m. game today. ... More...



Pirate pitchers shut down Albany

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. ... More...



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...

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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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By Al Myatt
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RALEIGH — N.C. State's Logan Ratledge hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday afternoon and the Wolfpack went on to deal East Carolina its first shutout of the season by a 7-0 margin at Doak Field.

Ratledge had a sacrifice fly and Preston Palmeiro had an RBI double as State (6-3) extended its lead to 4-0 in the seventh.

A two-run double by Joe Dunand brought in two more runs for the Pack in the eighth and Jake Armstrong also had a run-scoring two-bagger in the eighth.

Jimmy Boyd (1-2) went six innings for ECU (5-5), yielding the dinger by Ratledge on an 0-1 pitch. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out one.

Curt Britt (1-0) went one and one-third innings in relief for the win.

Six State pitchers combined for 10 strikeouts while issuing three walks.

The Pack pushed its lead in the series to 69-40. East Carolina hosts NCSU on April 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The hosts outhit the Pirates, 9-5. ECU was led by a 2-for-4 effort from Travis Watkins.

Charlie Yorgen (double), Hunter Allen (double) and Garrett Brooks also had hits for the Pirates, who stranded nine baserunners.

Bryce Harman was hit by pitches twice.

ECU committed one error. Five of State's runs were earned.

The outcome halted a four-game winning streak for the Pirates as State improved to 4-0 at home.

The contest started in light rain with a temperature of 40 degrees. The first pitch was thrown at 3:01 p.m. The start time was moved up due to the forecast.

Warmer weather is expected this afternoon as ECU is home to face Old Dominion (2-4) in a make-up game at 4 p.m.

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