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Pirates turn the page

Al MyattThe Purple-Gold football game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday culminates spring practice for East Carolina. The Pirates have moved on from their first season in the American Athletic Conference to prepare for year two in the AAC. ... More from Al Myatt...



Lamm sends Pirates past ODU

NORFOLK Pinch hitter Parker Lamm of East Carolina doubled to score two runs with two out in the top of the eighth inning and lift the Pirates to a 4-2 nonconference win at Old Dominion on Wednesday. ... More...



Young talents to take center stage

Are you ready for some East Carolina football? Get ready for a bar-b-cue plate with a side of pigskin for the 32nd annual Great Pirate Purple-Gold Pigskin Pig-out Party this weekend. ... 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 guests this week were ECU football coach Ruffin McNeill and Cutter Creek golf professional Burt Williams: Replay show...



Pirates shut out USF

TAMPA, FL Four East Carolina pitchers combined to shut out South Florida in a 6-0 American Athletic Conference win on Sunday. David Lucroy, Nick Durazo, Joe Ingle and Jimmy Boyd limited the Bulls (24-12, 7-2 AAC) to a total of five hits and totaled 11 strikeouts. ... More...



USF rolls past Pirates

TAMPA, FL South Florida scored three runs in its first at-bat and went on to a 10-0 American Athletic Conference win over visiting East Carolina after a 75-minute delay on Saturday night. Casey Mulholland (4-4) pitched eight innings of the shutout. He allowed seven hits and struck out 10. ... More...



Bulls edge ECU, 2-1

TAMPA, FL South Florida took a 2-1 American Athletic Conference win over visiting East Carolina on Friday night on a 2-run home run by Luke Maglich in the bottom of the fifth inning. Maglich connected with a 2-1 pitch from Reid Love (3-3) after Luke Borders started the inning with a single to left field. ... More...



ECU tops Camels, 7-5

BUIES CREEK East Carolina scored three runs in the second inning and led the rest of the way in a 7-5 nonconference win at Campbell on Tuesday night.

A two-out single to right field by Jackson Mims got the Pirates (20-13) started in the second. ... Story & pictures...

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Pictured: ECU coach Cliff Godwin encourages a batter during the Pirates' 7-5 win over Campbell on Tuesday night in Buies Creek. (Photo  by W.A. Myatt)

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STORRS, CT East Carolina scored four runs with two out in the first inning and the Pirates went on to a 7-3 American Athletic Conference win at Connecticut on Friday afternoon.

The Pirates got successive singles from Travis Watkins, Eric Tyler, Luke Lowery, Kirk Morgan and Bryce Harman in their opening at-bat. The Huskies also committed an error to complete the scoring sequence in the first frame.

Pirate pitchers Evan Kruczynski and Nick Durazo effectively protected the lead. Kruczynski (6-2) started and went six innings. He allowed eight hits and three earned runs while walking two and striking out two. Durazo went the final three innings. He didn't allow a hit or a walk although he hit one batter. Durazo struck out three in earning his second save.

UConn (24-14, 5-5 AAC) scored lone runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings.

The Pirates pushed their lead to 5-2 in the fifth after Hunter Allen led off with a single up the middle. Charlie Yorgen's sacrifice bunt moved him to second and Allen went to third on a wild pitch. A sacrifice fly by Watkins allowed Allen to score.

Lowery singled to right center to start the sixth. He advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Morgan and scored on a single by Parker Lamm for a 6-2 ECU lead.

The Pirates added a run in the ninth following a one-out walk to Garrett Brooks. He moved to second on a wild pitch and took third on a failed pickoff attempt. Allen's sacrifice fly produced the final run.

Lowery was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI as ECU outhit their hosts, 10-8. The Pirates were errorless while the Huskies committed three miscues.

Morgan had two hits with an RBI and scored a run as ECU improved to 23-15 overall and 5-5 in league play.

The second matchup in the three-game series is today at 1 p.m.

04/18/2015 03:03 AM