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VCU edges Pirates, 3-2


Tuesday: ECU at UNCW, 6 pm




VCU edges Pirates, 3-2

GREENVILLE — A throwing error by East Carolina catcher Tyler Watkins on a pickoff attempt allowed Virginia Commonwealth pinch runner Haiden Lamb to score the winning run from third base in the eighth inning on Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium. ... More...

Next: ECU at UNCW | Tuesday, 6 pm



East Carolina wins with big 8th

GREENVILLE — East Carolina scored six runs in the eighth inning to defeat Virginia Commonwealth 9-3 at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kirk Morgan (4-0) got the win in relief and also drove in two runs in the Pirates' big frame. ... More...



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...



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...



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...


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GREENVILLE — A throwing error by East Carolina catcher Tyler Watkins on a pickoff attempt allowed Virginia Commonwealth pinch runner Haiden Lamb to score the winning run from third base in the eighth inning on Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Rams (11-10) edged ECU 3-2 to take the nonconference series two games to one.

VCU sandwiched a pair of one-run wins around a 9-3 ECU triumph on Saturday.

The Pirates dropped to 16-8 this season with six of their losses to teams from Virginia, including three to then No. 2-Virginia (Feb. 13-14) and one to Liberty (Feb. 22) in the Keith LeClair Classic, which ECU went on to win.

Darian Carpenter walked to lead off the eighth for the Rams and Lamb was inserted to run. Cody Acker's sacrifice bunt moved Lamb to second. Lamb stole third before Luke Bolka struck out pinch hitter Alex Gransback for the second out of the inning.

The deciding throwing error came after Joe Ingle came to the mound in relief of Bolka.

Jimmy Boyd (2-5) yielded the walk to Carpenter in the eighth and absorbed the loss.

ECU tied the visitors twice after VCU forged a pair of one-run leads.

A double by Logan Farrar to start the game led to an RBI single by Vimael Machin for a 1-0 Rams lead.

Walks to Watkins and Garrett Brooks to start the Pirates' half of the second inning preceded a sacrifice bunt by Jackson Mims and a score-tying ground out by Kirk Morgan.

Carpenter singled to start VCU in the fourth and a sacrifice bunt moved him to second. Brett Hileman's RBI single gave the Rams a 2-1 lead.

Brooks walked in the bottom of the fourth, took second on a wild pitch and scored to tie the score at 2 on a single down the right field line by Morgan.

The Pirates had five hits with Morgan going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Bryce Harman doubled to right to start ECU in the eighth but he was thrown out at third on a ground ball to short.

David Lucroy started for the Pirates and went three and two-thirds innings. He allowed six of VCU's nine hits and two earned runs with two walks and one strikeout.

Nick Durazo followed with two and one-third innings of work. He allowed two hits and fanned three without a walk. Reid Love pitched the ninth, allowing one hit and striking out one.

The Pirates visit UNC-Wilmington (15-6) for a 6 p.m. game Tuesday.

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