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Slam sends Campbell by ECU

GREENVILLE Cole Hallum's grand slam in a six-run sixth inning helped Campbell to a 9-4 win over East Carolina at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Tuesday night. The Camels (14-2) won their 11th straight game and halted a four-game winning streak for ECU (9-6).

The Pirates outhit the visitors 16-11 but loaded the bases with none out in the fifth without adding to a 3-1 lead. ... Story & picture...

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Pictured: East Carolina second baseman Charlie Yorgen makes a play on a ground ball in a 9-4 midweek loss to Campbell. (Photo  by W.A. Myatt)


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A connection with East Carolina that didn't originally pay off for the Pirates helped produce an important late addition to the football recruiting Class of 2015. Junior college defensive tackle Darius Commissiong became the 19th member of the ECU Class of '15 ... More from Sammy Batten...



Pirates finish sweep

GREENVILLE East Carolina scored two runs in the seventh inning for a 3-2 win over Monmouth on Sunday, completing a three-game series sweep of the Hawks. Reid Love singled to lead off ECU's half of the seventh. An error by the Monmouth first baseman on a sacrifice bunt by Parker Lamm put runners at first and second. A sacrifice bunt by Eric Tyler moved both runners into scoring position. Bryce Harman's sacrifice fly tied the score at 2 and an RBI single up the middle by Travis Watkins scored Lamm ... More...



Cougars top ECU

GREENVILLE Behind 50 percent field goal shooting, host Houston evened its American Athletic Conference regular season series with East Carolina by pulling away to a 72-54 win Sunday. A layup by Devonta Pollard, who had 14 points and 11 rebounds, put the Cougars ahead to stay at 11-9 with 13:33 left in the first half. Houston (12-18, 4-14) was on top 35-24 at the half. ... More...

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Pirates post pair of shutouts

GREENVILLE East Carolina defeated Old Dominion 9-7 on Wednesday as 2,155 made their way to Clark-LeClair Stadium on a great afternoon to be outside. The Pirates (6-5) scored twice in the seventh inning to snap a tie score at 5 and ECU maintained the lead. ... More...


By Al Myatt
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GREENVILLE For the second time is as many days, a sixth-inning grand slam was pivotal for East Carolina.

This time, it was the Pirates who benefitted from a bases-loaded blast in an 8-1 win over UNC-Greensboro at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

After losing a 3-0 lead at home on Tuesday night against Campbell and yielding a fence-clearing drive with the sacks filled in an eventual 9-4 setback, ECU's Travis Watkins belted his second home run of the season for four RBIs against the Spartans.

The blow came with two out in a seven-run sixth frame for the Pirates as they improved to 10-6.

UNCG (5-9) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third as a bunt single by Tyler Long scored Nick Chapman.

ECU got the run back in the bottom of the inning after Charlie Yorgen singled. He stole his way to third and came home on a sacrifice fly by Luke Lowery.

The Pirates' big inning started with a walk to Garrett Brooks, which was followed by a single through the right side by Jackson Mims. A single by Hunter Allen brought in the go-ahead run but Mims was out trying to take third. Parker Lamm grounded out to move Allen to third. Walks to Yorgen and Bryce Harman loaded the bases. A wild pitch allowed the runners to move up and provided ECU with a 3-1 lead.

The Spartans intentionally walked Lowery to reload the bases before changing pitchers. Eric Tyler drew a walk for a 4-1 lead before Watkins turned on a pitch and sent it into the jungle area down the left field line.

The Pirates' 12-hit attack included a pair of base knocks apiece from Yorgen, Harman, Watkins, Brooks and Mims. Jeff Nelson and Allen also had hits.

Kirk Morgan (3-0) pitched two and two-thirds innings in relief of starter Nick Durazo for the win. Morgan fanned four of the 10 batters he faced. He allowed one hit, no runs and didn't issue a walk.

Joe Ingle and Ross Gardner each tossed an inning to close out ECU's second win over the Spartans.

The Pirates have a three-game series at Elon beginning with a contest scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday.

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