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ECU captures series at Cincy


Thursday: ECU 7, Cincinnati 3
Friday: ECU 6, Cincinnati 4
Saturday: ECU at Cincinnati, 11 am


ECU tops Cincinnati, 7-3

CINCINNATI East Carolina opened its American Athletic Conference series at Cincinnati with a 7-3 win on Thursday night. Reid Love (7-3) pitched seven innings as a three-run fifth inning put the Pirates (34-20, 13-9 AAC) ahead to stay. ... More...



Senior Nights and Days for Pirates

Al MyattEast Carolina officially celebrated Senior Night with a 7-0 win over Elon at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Tuesday night. There have been numerous senior afternoons and evenings for the Pirates throughout the 2015 season because Hunter Allen and Reid Love have played such big roles ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: Hunter Allen, top left, is shown turning a 6-3 double play in an ECU win over Princeton on March 17. Reid Love, top right, is pictured celebrating with Pirates coach Cliff Godwin after his leadoff triple in the bottom of the 9th set up a dramatic victory over N.C. State on April 21. Heading into the final series of the regular season, the senior co-captains have been stalwart performers as the Pirates have made a run at the American Athletic Conference title while keeping their eyes on a potential NCAA regional berth. (Photos by W.A. Myatt)


Pirates shut out Elon

GREENVILLE East Carolina took a 7-0 nonconference win over Elon on Senior Night at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Tuesday night. The game was shortened to seven innings because of threatening weather. Pirate seniors Hunter Allen and Reid Love had productive performances ... More...



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



Thumbnail sketch: WR Tahj Deans

Southern Nash star Tahj Deans has solid credentials as a defender but is projected as a wide receiver at East Carolina after committing to join the Pirates' recruiting class of 2016. ... Thumbnail sketch...



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...



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...


By Al Myatt
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CINCINNATI East Carolina scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning after Cincinnati had taken a 1-0 lead in the second and the Pirates went on to a 6-4 American Athletic Conference win over the Bearcats on Friday night.

The outcome clinched the series for ECU, which improved to 35-20 overall and 14-9 in league play. The Pirates won the series opener 7-3 on Thursday night.

The third game is scheduled for noon today.

Kirk Morgan went 4-for-5 and scored two runs to lead the victory offensively. Evan Kruczynski (7-4) started and pitched seven and one-third innings for the Pirates. He allowed six hits and two runs, both earned, while walking three and striking out five.

Joe Ingle went one and two-thirds for his fifth save.

ECU remained a game behind Houston (38-17, 15-8) in the league standings as the Cougars topped Connecticut 3-1 on Friday night.

Devin Wenzel of the Bearcats doubled in the second and Woody Wallace drove him in with a single as Cincinnati went ahead 1-0.

Charlie Yorgen singled to get the Pirates started in the fourth. Reid Love followed with a single and Morgan bunted for a hit to load the bases.

Luke Lowery was hit by a pitch to force in a run and tie the score. Eric Tyler flied out to center before two runs scored on a throwing error by the Bearcats' first baseman.

Morgan led off the sixth with a single to right and Lowery doubled through the left side. Tyler's sacrifice fly scored Morgan for a 4-1 Pirates lead. An RBI double by Travis Watkins pushed ECU's advantage to 5-1.

A solo homer by Garrett Brooks in the eighth put the Pirates ahead 6-1.

The Bearcats rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth.

ECU outhit their hosts, 11-9, and played errorless defense while Cincinnati was beset by three fielding miscues.

Yorgen finished with two hits and scored a run in the Pirates' third straight win.

05/16/2015 01:34 AM