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Depleted Pirates conclude spring

GREENVILLE There were some conspicuous absences as East Carolina finished spring football with its Purple-Gold game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Coach Ruffin McNeill noted that the mother of defensive coordinator and secondary Rick Smith had passed away. ... More...

Pictured: Defensive back Travis Phillips goes up over Steve Baggett for an interception in East Carolina's annual intra-squad spring game on Saturday afternoon. [W.A. Myatt photo]

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UConn evens series

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. ... More...

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Fast start lifts ECU

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. ... More...



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...

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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...


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STORRS, CT Connecticut evened its American Athletic Conference series with East Carolina by taking a 7-3 win on Saturday.

The deciding game of the series is at noon today.

The Huskies came back from a 7-3 loss to the Pirates on Friday by scoring three runs in the third inning and maintaining the lead the rest of the way.

ECU (23-16, 5-6 AAC) had gone ahead 1-0 in the second after a leadoff double by Luke Lowery. Kirk Morgan's bunt single moved him to third and Parker Lamm's sacrifice fly to right field gave the Pirates the early advantage.

UConn's Jon Testani was hit by a pitch with one out in the bottom of the third. Jack Sundberg doubled down the left field line before Vinny Siena singled to drive in two runs for a 2-1 Huskies lead. Bobby Melley singled before Siena scored on a fielder's choice that retired Melley at second.

The Pirates pulled within 3-2 in the fifth as Luke Bolka doubled and scored on an RBI single by Charlie Yorgen.

Melley had a two-run double for UConn (25-14, 6-5) in the seventh.

Morgan's RBI single scored Eric Tyler in the eighth to close the gap to 5-3. A throwing error on the Pirates and an RBI single by Eric Yavarone accounted for two Huskies runs in the bottom of the eighth.

David Lucroy (2-3) took the loss. He allowed five hits over six innings with four earned runs, two walks and two strikeouts. Bolka went 3-for-3 for ECU. Yorgen and Morgan each had two hits.

The Pirates outhit their hosts 11-7 but ECU pitchers yielded five walks and hit two batters.

Anthony Kay (6-3) got the win for UConn and Patrick Ruotolo worked one and two-thirds innings for the save.

04/19/2015 05:01 AM