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Short and sweet for Cougars


Tuesday: ECU vs. Elon, 6:30 pm



Recruiting Wars: Offensive Line

East Carolina will suffer some of its most significant personnel losses after next season on the offensive line, and starting to fill those voids is a priority as the Pirates pursue the recruiting Class of 2016. ... More from Sammy Batten...

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



Short and sweet for Cougars

HOUSTON — Houston moved into first place in the American Athletic Conference with a 11-1 win in seven innings over visiting East Carolina on Sunday afternoon. ... More...

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



Pirates bounce back

HOUSTON — East Carolina bounced back to top Houston 4-1 on Saturday and regain a share of the American Athletic Conference lead. ... More...



Cougars pounce in series opener

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



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)

By Al Myatt
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HOUSTON — Houston moved into first place in the American Athletic Conference with a 11-1 win in seven innings over visiting East Carolina on Sunday afternoon.

The Cougars (35-17, 13-8 AAC), ranked No. 21, moved into a one-game lead over the Pirates (32-20, 12-9) in the league standings by taking the series two games to one.

AAC regular season play concludes next weekend with Houston hosting Connecticut and ECU traveling to Cincinnati.

Seth Romero went the route for Houston, allowing just two hits. His shutout bid was spoiled by an Eric Tyler home run in the fifth. The Cougar southpaw walked four and struck out six.

Corey Julks had a three-run homer in Houston's six-run fifth inning.

A three-run homer by Ashford Fulmer gave the Cougars a 4-0 lead in the second.

Charlie Yorgen had the only other hit for the Pirates to lead off the fourth.

Houston opened the series with a 10-1 win on Friday.

The Pirates bounced back for a 4-1 victory on the CBS Sports Network on Saturday as Reid Love (6-3) pitched eight innings and Joe Ingle recorded his fourth save. Luke Lowery and Bryce Harman belted homers on Saturday for the Pirates, who knocked four out of Cougar Field over the weekend.

ECU hosts Elon (24-26) in a nonconference contest at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Pirates swept a three-game series on the road from the Phoenix on March 13-15.

Elon dropped two of three at home to Delaware over the weekend to slip to 13-11 in the Colonial Athletic Association.

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