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Cavaliers avoid sweep with 4-2 win

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Pirates take series

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. ... More...



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 Virginia got off to a good start Sunday and avoided being swept in a three-game series with East Carolina by dealing the Pirates their first loss of the season, 4-2.

Adam Haseley led off the bottom of the first inning with a double for the Cavaliers. A sacrifice bunt by Ernie Clement moved Haseley to third and he scored on an error for a 1-0 Virginia lead.

The hosts added another run in the first on a dropped fly ball, the second of five errors for ECU.

Virginia (4-3) extended its lead to 4-0 with two runs in the third after a leadoff single by Haseley. He scored on a double by Clement. Clement eventually scored on a ground out by Pavin Smith.

The Pirates (6-1) scored lone runs in the seventh and eighth.

In the seventh, Dwanya Williams-Sutton led off with a double and moved to third on a ground out by Kirk Morgan. ECU spoiled the shutout bid of UVa's Tommy Doyle with a sacrifice bunt by Turner Brown that brought Williams-Sutton home.

The Pirates pulled within 4-2 in the eighth. Parker Lamm opened the frame with a hit and went to second on a throwing error. He took third on a ground out to first by Charlie Yorgen after Kevin Doherty had relieved Doyle.

Lamm came home on a grounder to short by Travis Watkins.

Eric Tyler singled to start the ninth for the Pirates before Alec Bettinger picked up his first save.

Doyle (1-0) pitched into the eighth in taking the win. He yielded seven hits and no walks while striking out two.

Jimmy Boyd (1-1) absorbed the loss, allowing six hits over seven innings with two walks and three strikeouts. Three of UVa's four runs were earned.

Freshman Chris Holba pitched a scoreless eighth for the Pirates.

Both teams struggled with timely hitting as ECU was 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and Virginia was 1-for-11.

The Pirates host Elon at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Phoenix swept visiting LaSalle over the weekend to improve to 3-4.

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