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Pirates power past UConn


Friday: ECU at Houston, 7:30 pm

ECU leftie Jacob Wolfe deals against UConn during the Pirates' series-deciding 5-2 victory on Sunday. Wolfe picked up the win, improving to 4-1 on the season. (Photo  by W.A. Myatt)


Tough Love lifts Pirates

GREENVILLE — Reid Love led East Carolina's 5-4 win over Connecticut on Saturday at Clark-LeClair Stadium as the Pirates halted a two-game losing streak and maintained a share of the American Athletic Conference lead. Love (5-3) pitched a complete game and was 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs. ... More...

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UConn thrashes Pirates

GREENVILLE — Connecticut scored five runs in the first two innings and went on to a 13-2 American Athletic Conference win at East Carolina on Friday night. The Pirates dropped to 29-18 overall and 9-7 in league play as the Huskies (29-18, 8-8) evened the season series at 2-2. ... More...



A week to remember

On Monday of this past week I asked first year East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin what a 5-0 week would mean to his program. In typical coach-speak fashion, Godwin gave me the ole ‘we take them one a time’ speech. ... 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 pitching coach Dan Roszel (left), Kinston High School basketball star Brandon Ingram (near right) and Kinston High School coach Perry Tyndall (far right): Replay show...



Pirates sweep UCF

GREENVILLE — A four-run first inning that included a three-run homer by Luke Lowery put East Carolina ahead to stay as the Pirates completed an American Athletic Conference sweep of Central Florida with a 6-5 win at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Sunday. ... More...



Pirates hold off UCF, take series

STORRS, CT — East Carolina reliever Joe Ingle struck out Central Florida's Dylan Moore on a full count pitch with two out in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday with two runners in scoring position as the Pirates took a 3-2 American Athletic Conference win at Clark-LeClair Stadium ... More...



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...



Recruiting Wars: Wide Receivers

Few Football Bowl Subdivision coaching staffs have done a better job identifying and developing wide receiver talent than East Carolina during the five seasons under Ruffin McNeill's guidance. ... More from Sammy Batten...

Recruiting Wars: QB | RB | WR/TE | OL | DE | NT | LB | DB


By Al Myatt
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GREENVILLE — Charlie Yorgen and Bryce Harman hit home runs in support of winning pitcher Jacob Wolfe as East Carolina topped Connecticut 5-2 on Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium to take the American Athletic Conference series two games to one and maintain a tie for first in the league standings with Houston.

Yorgen had a two-run homer in the bottom of the first for a 2-0 ECU lead. It was the third roundtripper of his sophomore season.

After the Huskies (29-20, 8-10 AAC) tied the score at 2, Harman launched his fifth circuit clout of the year in the bottom of the second to put the Pirates ahead to stay at 3-2.

An RBI single by Travis Watkins in the sixth gave ECU a 4-2 lead, scoring Reid Love, who led off the frame with a single to left.

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ECU first baseman Bryce Harman blasts a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning to put the Pirates up 3-2. (Photo  by W.A. Myatt)

Eric Tyler's sacrifice fly in the eighth accounted for the last run of the day for the Pirates. It scored Travis Watkins, who had doubled and moved to third on a ground out by Harman.

Wolfe (4-1) allowed three hits over seven innings. One of those was a two-run single in the second by Aaron Hill of the Huskies.

Wolfe issued five walks and struck out one. Joe Ingle worked the last two innings for his third save. He didn't allow a hit and fanned three while walking one.

Hunter Allen went 3-for-4 as ECU outhit the visitors, 10-3. Yorgen and Watkins each had two hits. Garrett Brooks also had a hit as the Pirates improved to 31-18 overall and 11-7 in the league.

A crowd of 3,012 saw ECU win for the eighth time in its last 10 games.

The Pirates control their fate in terms of the AAC regular season championship in their first season in the league as they head to Houston for a three-game series beginning Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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