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Cougars pounce in series opener


Saturday: ECU at Houston, 5 pm
TV: CBS Sports Network



ECU's leap of faith tests backers

There’s a price to winning in college sports. And it’s a lot more expensive than just hard work, dedication and all those other noble traits we love to talk about. It takes money. Lots of money. ... More from Brett Friedlander...



Ruff wins over star recruit and mom

Brian Foster has worked at Southern Nash High School in Bailey, NC, for so long he's coaching the children of his former athletes. One of those is the latest star football player for the FireBirds and newest member of East Carolina's recruiting Class of 2016. ... More from Sammy Batten...



Weekend's outcome raises stakes

This was another winning weekend on the diamond at East Carolina in more ways than one. The Pirates bounced back from a game one loss to Connecticut on Friday night to beat the Huskies twice in a row to take the series. ... 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 ECU assistant baseball coach Frankie Everitte (right): Replay show...



After East Carolina defeated visiting Connecticut on Sunday in the decisive game of a crucial American Athletic Conference series, the Pirates turned their attention to a more casual 'game.' ECU hosted the Exceptional Community Baseball League in an event that has become an annual outpouring of fun, smiles and goodwill for all parties concerned. Brian Bailey penned an account and snapped pictures of the game in which both the Pirates and their guests were winners. ... More...


Pirates power past UConn

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. ... Story & pictures...

Post-game: Godwin, Wolfe, Harman...

Pictured: ECU's Charlie Yorgen turns a double play in the deciding game of an American Athletic Conference series with Connecticut on Sunday. The sophomore second baseman went 2-3 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


Pirates ink power forward

Australian big man Deng Riak has signed to pursue his college basketball career at East Carolina. The three-star recruit fielded offers from Florida, Minnesota, Oregon and Virginia Tech, among others, before opting to become the third member of Coach Jeff Lebo's recruiting class of 2015-2016. ... Thumbnail sketch...



Juco WR/RB sticks with ECU

Mauldin (SC) High School product Dre Massey has renewed his commitment to East Carolina after spending a year at Holmes (MS) Community College. The former prep quarterback originally committed to the Pirates in 2014. He is projected as a WR/RB in the recruiting class of 2016. ... Thumbnail sketch...


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HOUSTON — Host Houston defeated East Carolina 10-1 on Friday night to take first place in the American Athletic Conference standings.

Ashford Fulmer had a two-run double for the Cougars in the bottom of the second and Houston (34-16, 12-7 AAC) led the rest of the way.

Luke Lowery's solo homer in the sixth accounted for ECU's scoring and cut Houston's lead to 3-1.

Hunter Allen went 3-for-4 for the Pirates (31-19, 11-8) and Eric Tyler was 2-for-2.

Evan Kruczynski (6-4) started for ECU and went five and one-third innings. He allowed six hits and five runs, all earned. He walked four and struck out two.

Andrew Lantrip (8-1) worked eight innings and scattered eight hits for the Cougars. He walked two and struck out nine.

Connor Wong had a two-run homer for Houston in the sixth.

Game two of the three-game set is scheduled for 5 p.m. (EDT) today. The contest will be televised by the CBS Sports Network.

05/09/2015 03:10 AM