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Rams rally past ECU


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Rams rally past ECU

GREENVILLE — A leadoff triple by Cody Acker in the top of the ninth inning led to the go-ahead run for Virginia Commonwealth in a 4-3 win over East Carolina at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday night. ... More...

Next: ECU vs. VCU | Saturday, 4 pm



Ruff hip to spring ball

Al MyattEast Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill has been recovering from hip replacement surgery in February as spring practice is scheduled to get started today. "Dr. Chris Hasty did a great job," McNeill said ... More from Al Myatt...



Lowery, Pirates stay hot

GREENVILLE — East Carolina built a 7-0 lead through four innings on Wednesday evening against Princeton and completed a two-game sweep of the Tigers with an 8-3 win at Clark-LeClair Stadium. It was the sixth straight win for the Pirates (15-6). Luke Lowery, the current national Player of the Week, went 4-for-5 with an RBI as ECU totaled 16 hits. ... More...

Next: ECU vs. VCU | Friday, 6:30 pm



Macy & Company aim high in WNIT

For the third consecutive postseason, East Carolina will play in the women’s version of the National Invitational Tournament. The WNIT features a 64-team field, and Pirate coach Heather Macy thinks she has a team that can win it all. ... 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 former ECU basketball coach Mike Steele (right): Replay show...


ECU continues winning streak

GREENVILLE — East Carolina took its fifth straight win by beating Princeton 11-2 at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Pirates (14-6) have scored 60 runs during the streak.

Winning pitcher Jimmy Boyd's support included two hits each from Reid Love, Luke Lowery, Eric Tyler and Kirk Morgan. Travis Watkins had one hit and three RBIs. ... Story & pictures...

Post-game: Godwin, Lowery, Boyd...

Pictured: ECU senior co-captain Hunter Allen turns a 6-3 double play against Princeton Tuesday night. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


ECU blasts Phoenix

ELON — East Carolina completed a sweep of its three-game series at Elon by pounding out 22 hits in a 20-4 win on Sunday. The Pirates (13-6) led 8-0 before erupting for seven runs in the sixth inning. ECU added five more runs in the seventh before the Phoenix (8-9) closed the scoring with two runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth. ... More...



Pirates rally to clinch series

ELON — East Carolina was down to its last out and trailed 8-7 at Elon on Saturday afternoon before rallying for four runs in the top of the ninth and an 11-8 win. With two down and nobody on in the ninth, Pirates pinch hitter Luke Bolka reached base on an error and the comeback unfolded from there. ... More...



No. 20 SMU survives Pirates

HARTFORD, CT — Top-seeded Southern Methodist withstood a challenge from eighth-seeded East Carolina for a 74-68 quarterfinal win in the American Athletic Conference tournament Friday afternoon at the XL Center. The Pirates (14-18) attacked from beyond the arc ... More...

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GREENVILLE — A leadoff triple by Cody Acker in the top of the ninth inning led to the go-ahead run for Virginia Commonwealth in a 4-3 win over East Carolina at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday night.

Acker scored on a fielder's choice as the visitors improved to 10-9 while the Pirates (15-7) saw a six-game winning streak halted.

Eric Tyler went 2-for-4 and drove in all three ECU runs.

Tyler singled to score Parker Lamm in the fourth inning and tie the score at 1.

Bryce Harman singled to start the bottom of the sixth for the Pirates and Luke Lowery followed with a double. Tyler singled up the middle to drive in two runs and give ECU a 3-2 lead.

Matt Davis had a sacrifice fly for VCU in the third and a solo home run in the sixth.

Jimmy Boyd (2-4) took the loss in relief of Evan Kruczynski, who went six and one-third innings. Kruczynski allowed eight hits and three earned runs with two walks and four strikeouts.

Boyd allowed one hit, the triple by Acker, and didn't issue a walk while striking out three over two innings.

Reid Love pitched the last two-thirds of an inning.

The three-game series is scheduled to continue with a 4 p.m. game today.

03/20/2015 11:39 PM