Pirates start impressively
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.
Outlook is sunny for
Pirates in '16
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.
Pirates primed for
encore and more
from Woody Peele...
opening day starter
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
Walk waived in Wave win
A photographic trail
indicates that the
outcome of last
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
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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
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
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
The Pirates go for a
series sweep starting at 1 p.m. today.