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Pirates take series at UVa

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Cincinnati holds off Pirates

GREENVILLE East Carolina trimmed a 16-point Cincinnati lead to 56-54 with five minutes remaining before absorbing a 65-56 American Athletic Conference loss from the Bearcats before 4,841 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. ... Story & pictures...

Pictured: ECU's Kentrell Barkley drives against Cincinnati on Saturday. The freshman swingman played all 40 minutes and had 14 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. (Photo by Al Myatt.)

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Next: ECU at USF | Wednesday, 9 pm | ESPNU



Pirates rally to defeat 2015 champs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA   East Carolina ended a nine-game losing streak to Virginia with an 8-5 win in 10 innings over the defending College World Series champions on Friday. The Pirates pushed across a tying run in the top of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Charlie Yorgen before scoring three runs in the 10th. ... More...



Challenge escalates for Pirates

Al MyattEast Carolina's baseball team is off to a 4-0 start with three wins over Longwood last weekend and an 11-2 victory over North Carolina A&T on Tuesday. The circumstances will be more challenging this weekend as the Pirates visit Virginia ... More from Al Myatt...



Tyson lifts Pirates to win at Tulane

NEW ORLEANS B.J. Tyson led four East Carolina players in double figures with 22 points as the Pirates stopped a six-game losing streak with a 79-73 American Athletic Conference win at Tulane on Wednesday night. ... More...

Next: Cincinnati at ECU | Saturday, 12 pm | ESPNU



SEC aura helped lure Bailey to ECU

Sean Bailey's earliest ambition was to become a firefighter like his father, uncle and grandfather before him. But by middle school Bailey changed his mind and opted for another family profession. ... More from Sammy Batten...

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Pirates defeat N.C. A&T, 11-2

GREENVILLE   East Carolina outhit North Carolina A&T 15-5 in an 11-2 nonconference win on Tuesday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was moved up due to the threat of severe weather today. ... More...



Marathon season starts on right note

Break out the brooms. East Carolina opened the 2016 baseball season with a sweep of Longwood at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The season is a marathon and not a sprint. Still, second-year head coach Cliff Godwin and the Pirates were more than excited to get the opening weekend sweep. ... 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 pitching coach Dan Roszel: Replay show...



Pirates come back for sweep

GREENVILLE East Carolina faced its first deficit of the young season and responded by rallying for a 5-3 nonconference win over Longwood on Sunday afternoon before 3,067 at Clark-LeClair Stadium. ... More...


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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Luke Bolka had a 3-run homer and finished with four RBIs to lead East Carolina to a 6-1 victory at Virginia on Saturday for a series win over the defending College World Series champions.

The Pirates improved to 6-0 and go for the series sweep at 1 p.m. today. Virginia, ranked No. 8 by the National College Baseball Writers Association, fell to 3-3.

ECU followed up on an 8-5 win in 10 innings on Friday by taking a 3-0 lead on Bolka's blast to left with Dwanya Williams-Sutton and Eric Tyler on base.

Williams-Sutton scored on a ground out by Bolka in the fourth as the Pirates took a 4-0 lead.

A triple by Williams-Sutton scored Tyler for a 5-0 ECU advantage in the sixth. A line-out to left by Wes Phillips allowed Williams-Sutton to score later in the inning to push the Pirates' lead to 6-0.

The Cavaliers scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth.

Williams-Sutton, a freshman, finished 3-for-3 with a pair of triples to lead an 8-hit attack.

Travis Watkins had two hits with a double.

Jacob Wolfe (2-0) went six innings. He allowed four hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Wolfe's pitch count reached 91 with 62 strikes. Nick Durazo picked up his first save with three innings of work. He allowed two hits while striking out three. Durazo delivered 38 pitches with 27 in the zone.

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