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Pirates nip UCF in 10


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Pirates nip UCF in 10

STORRS, CT Eric Tyler's two-out RBI single up the middle on Friday night provided East Carolina with its third straight walkoff win at Clark-LeClair Stadium. ... More...

Next: ECU vs. UCF | Saturday, 12 pm



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ECU edges Blue Devils in 10th

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Pirates top N.C. State in thriller

GREENVILLE After N.C. State took a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth inning on a two-run homer by Chance Shepard, East Carolina came back to score twice in the bottom of the frame for a 6-5 nonconference victory at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Tuesday night.

Reid Love led off the bottom of the ninth with a triple to right center and Eric Tyler drew a walk. A towering fly ball to left by Luke Lowery was misplayed, allowing Love to score the tying run. Lowery was credited with a sacrifice fly on the play that put runners at first and second.

Kirk Morgan singled down the right field line on a 1-1 pitch to score Tyler with the winning run. ... Story & pictures...

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Pictured: East Carolina senior co-captain Reid Love and head coach Cliff Godwin celebrate after Love's leadoff triple in the bottom of the ninth set the stage for the Pirates to mount a dramatic rally against N.C. State Tuesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


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Pirates take series in 10th

STORRS, CT Garrett Brooks walked in the top of the 10th inning and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Eric Tyler as the Pirates took an American Athletic Conference series with a 4-3 win at Connecticut on Sunday. ... More...

Next: ECU vs. NCSU | Tuesday, 6:30 pm



Depleted Pirates conclude spring

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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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By Al Myatt
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GREENVILLE Eric Tyler's two-out RBI single up the middle on Friday night provided East Carolina with its third straight walkoff win at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Pirates edged Central Florida 6-5 after Hunter Allen led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a single to center field. Allen advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Charlie Yorgen. A ground out to first by pinch hitter Bailey Sugg put Allen at third and he scored when Tyler connected with the first pitch in the last at-bat of the American Athletic Conference contest.

Game two of the series has been moved up to a noon start today due to the threat of rain in the evening.

The Pirates improved to 27-16 overall and 7-6 in league play. Nick Durazo (3-0) went the last inning and one-third for the win.

Reid Love and Tyler had RBIs in the first inning as the Pirates took a 2-1 lead. Luke Lowery drove in a pair of runs with a single through the left side in the fifth inning for a 4-2 ECU advantage.

In the seventh, a triple by Kirk Morgan and a sacrifice fly by Travis Watkins pushed the Pirates' lead to 5-2.

The Knights (26-17, 5-8 AAC) used an RBI double by Dylan More and a two-run homer by James Vasquez to tie the score at 5 in the top of the ninth.

The Pirates had the potential winning run at third with one out in the bottom of the ninth but two strikeouts stranded Morgan. UCF had gotten the first out of the frame on a play at the plate.

Evan Kruczynski had another quality start. He went seven innings and limited the Knights to two earned runs on 10 hits. The sophomore left-hander struck out 10.

04/25/2015 04:05 AM