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Outlook is sunny for Pirates in '16

Al MyattThe recent cold weather has not been suited for baseball but the East Carolina program has been making the best of the situation with the season opener at home against Longwood today at 4 p.m. The Lancers were 22-34 overall last season and 9-15 in the Big South Conference. ... More from Al Myatt...



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Ol' Gomer Pyle would have smiled from ear to ear and hollered out: “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” That's how East Carolina's baseball team celebrated its 2015 American Athletic Conference championship last season. Nobody expected the Pirates, with a first-year coach, to post 40 victories and walk off with the league's top trophy. ... More from Woody Peele...

Pictured: Projected opening day starter Evan Kruczynski deals last season in a solid performance against No. 2 Virginia. The junior lefthander posted an 8-4 record with a 3.17 ERA in 2015. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)



Snow signals baseball season

Ice and snow… Freezing temperatures… Welcome to baseball season at East Carolina! The Pirates opened game week on Monday with freezing rain falling, causing treacherous driving conditions all over eastern North Carolina. ... 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 Jeff Palumbo: Replay show...



Walk waived in Wave win

A photographic trail indicates that the outcome of last Wednesday's East Carolina-Tulane game may have been different if the officiating crew had blown the whistle on a pivotal play by the Green Wave's Louis Dabney. The play in question, which prevented the Pirates from winning in regulation, set the stage for Tulane to prevail in extra periods. ... More, including a 10-frame animation...



Bearcat bigs help turn back ECU

CINCINNATI — Octavius Ellis and Gary Clark each had double-doubles to lead Cincinnati to a 75-60 American Athletic Conference win over East Carolina before 12,513 at Fifth Third Arena on Saturday. ... More...


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GREENVILLE — East Carolina junior left-hander Evan Kruczynski pitched seven scoreless innings as the Pirates opened the baseball season with an 11-1 nonconference win over visiting Longwood on Friday.

A crowd of 2,661 at Clark-LeClair Stadium saw Kruczynski allow just one hit before freshman Sam Lanier and senior Nick Durazo each tossed an inning of relief. Kruczynski struck out four and walked one.

The ECU hurlers had plenty of run support as the Pirates had 15 hits. Turner Brown and Eric Tyler each had three hits against the Lancers, a Big South Conference program.

Brown, a true freshman, had a home run and three RBIs.

Garrett Brooks, Bryce Harman and Parker Lamm each had two hits for ECU.

The Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the third as Lamm scored on a throwing error and Harman had an RBI single that brought in Travis Watkins.

Brown had a two-run homer in the fourth inning. His RBI double in the sixth extended ECU's lead to 5-0. Tyler had an RBI single in the seventh.

A five-run eighth inning included an RBI single by Lamm, a two-run double by Watkins and a two-run single by freshman Dwanya Williams-Sutton.

Nine of ECU's runs came with two out. The Pirates improved to 44-25 in season openers.

The three-game series with the Lancers continues with a 2 p.m. start today. ECU is expected to start junior lefty Jacob Wolfe this afternoon.

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