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Pirates start impressively

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. ... More...



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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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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...


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GREENVILLE — East Carolina got another strong starting performance on the mound to win its second game in a season-opening series with Longwood on Saturday.

The Pirates topped the Lancers 9-6 at Clark-LeClair Stadium as Jacob Wolfe pitched six scoreless innings after being staked to a 5-0 lead in the third inning.

Wolfe allowed three hits and walked one while striking out seven. That followed a dominating effort by fellow left-hander Evan Kruczynski, who gave up just one hit in seven scoreless innings in an 11-1 ECU win over the Big South Conference visitors on Friday.

The Pirates' bullpen yielded six runs, including five in the ninth inning, before sophomore Joe Ingle picked up his first save of the season.

Wolfe threw 78 pitches, pounding the zone for 52 strikes.

Freshman Dwanya Williams Sutton went 4-for-5 as ECU collected 14 hits. Williams-Sutton had two RBIs and scored twice.

ECU never trailed before a crowd of 3,066, getting a first inning sacrifice fly by Bryce Harman.

The Pirates added four runs in the third with a two-run double by Williams-Sutton. Garrett Brooks had an RBI ground out in the big frame and Wesley Phillips had a run-scoring single.

Brooks had a two-run single in the fifth to extend ECU's lead to 7-0.

Parker Lamm scored as the Lancers muffed a pickoff attempt in the sixth. The lead went to 9-0 later in the inning on a sacrifice fly by Travis Watkins.

Davis Kirkpatrick saw his first action since Tommy John surgery sidelined him last season. He surrendered one unearned run in two innings as the Lancers managed one hit during his stint. The D.H. Conley grad struck out three.

The Pirates go for a series sweep starting at 1 p.m. today.

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