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BASEBALL: AAC TOURNAMENT

Pirates top Tulane, 3-1

CLEARWATER, FL East Carolina defeated Tulane 3-1 in double-elimination bracket play in the American Athletic Conference tournament at Bright House Field on Thursday night. The Pirates improved to 2-0 in the event and 38-20 on the season. ECU will await the winner of an elimination game Friday between the Green Wave and Connecticut for a 1 p.m. matchup on Saturday. ... More...

 

BASEBALL: AAC TOURNAMENT

Pirates come back in opener

CLEARWATER, FL East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin and Pirates assistant Jeff Palumbo used to be on the staff at Central Florida, the Pirates' opening opponent in the American Athletic Conference tournament at Bright House Field. The Knights were a tough draw for ECU, seeded No. 2 for the event as the regular season AAC runner-up to Houston ... More...

 

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Point guard Charles Foster has become the fourth member of ECU coach Jeff Lebo's recruiting class of 2015-16. One of the top players in Kentucky coming out of high school, Foster spent the last two years at perennial junior college powerhouse Vincennes (IN) University. ... Thumbnail sketch...

 

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Pirates ride momentum into tourney

East Carolina heads to the Sunshine State for tournament play this week at the American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship. The Pirates carry plenty of momentum to Clearwater, FL, after sweeping Cincinnati. ECU finished the regular season one game out of a share of the AAC title with Houston. ... More from Brian Bailey...

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BASEBALL

Pirates complete sweep

CINCINNATI Luke Lowery's RBI double in the top of the eighth inning lifted East Carolina to an 8-7 win on Saturday and completed a three-game sweep at Cincinnati. The Pirates concluded the regular season at 36-20 overall and 15-9 in the American Athletic Conference. ... More...

 

BASEBALL

ECU captures series at Cincy

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. ... More...

 

BASEBALL

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...

 

BASEBALL

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)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

By Al Myatt
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CLEARWATER, FL East Carolina freshman right-hander Joe Ingle survived a bases-loaded Connecticut threat with a game-ending fly out to left as the Pirates moved into the championship game of the American Athletic Conference tournament with a 4-2 win at Bright House Field on Saturday.

Ingle earned his eighth save as the Pirates (39-20) moved into today's noon championship game against Houston (ESPNU).

ECU was designated the visiting team in its fifth win in seven contests with Connecticut in 2015. The Pirates scored twice in the top of the first and led the rest of the way.

Walks to Hunter Allen, Charlie Yorgen and Reid Love started the game for ECU. Kirk Morgan's ground ball to short brought in the first run and Luke Lowery had an RBI single to center field for a 2-0 Pirates lead.

Allen tripled in the fifth and Yorgen's sacrifice bunt provided a 3-1 ECU advantage.

Love singled to start the eighth and Morgan's sacrifice bunt moved him to second. Pinch runner Parker Lamm came home on a throwing error on a single to left field by Lowery as the Pirates extended their lead to 4-1.

UConn (35-25) outhit ECU 10-6 but had only lone runs in the first and ninth to show for it. Blake Davey drove in a run in the bottom of the first and Bobby Melley had an RBI in the ninth.

Jacob Wolfe (5-2) went seven innings for the Pirates. He yielded seven hits and one earned run while striking out six without a walk.

Nick Durazo allowed two hits in two-thirds of an inning with no walks and two strikeouts.

Ingle went the final one and one-third. He allowed one hit and one earned run while walking two with one whiff.

Allen and Lowery each had two hits for the Pirates. Love and Garrett Brooks also had hits in ECU's seventh straight win.

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