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Pirates take first game with George Mason

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Pirates got a lift from No. 23

East Carolina’s 4-3 win over Maryland on Sunday clinched the title for the Pirates in the 13th annual Keith LeClair Classic. The Pirates and Maryland both finished 2-1 in the event, but the Pirates claimed the crown by virtue of their head-to-head defeat of the Terrapins. ... More from Brian Bailey...

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Memphis ruins Pirates' Senior Day

GREENVILLE — This has been a subpar season for Memphis by the program's traditional standards, but the decline was not evident in an 83-53 win on Senior Day at East Carolina on Sunday.

The Tigers improved to 17-14 and 8-10 in the American Athletic Conference by hitting 34 of 63 shots from the field for 54 percent. ... Story & pictures...

Pictured: Former manager Drew Bost got a start for the Pirates on Senior Day. (Photo by Al Myatt.)

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ECU tops Terps for Classic title

GREENVILLE —  East Carolina claimed its fourth straight Keith LeClair Classic championship with a 4-3 win over Maryland on Sunday. The Pirates and Terps each finished 2-1 in the 13th annual event with ECU claiming the title by virtue of Sunday's head-to-head result. ... More...


Vols take advantage of ECU miscues

GREENVILLE —  Two East Carolina errors in the top of the first inning helped Tennessee to a 3-0 lead and the Volunteers went on to take a 5-2 win in the Keith LeClair Classic on Saturday. Three of Tennessee's runs were unearned as the Pirates committed four errors. ... More...


Pirates prevail after 9th-inning drama

GREENVILLE —  Turner Brown's two-run single with one out in the bottom of the ninth lifted East Carolina to a 2-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana on the first day of the 13th annual Keith LeClair Classic on Friday. ... More...


Pirates pay homage to legend

Al MyattEven before former East Carolina baseball coach Keith LeClair succumbed to Lou Gehrig's disease in 2006, a means of honoring the memory of the man who envisioned the Pirates playing in the College World Series was sought. ... More from Al Myatt...



ECU pulls away at South Florida

TAMPA, FL — East Carolina made a series of successful adjustments for a 52-39 American Athletic Conference win at South Florida on Wednesday night. Pirates coach Jeff Lebo used a deeper rotation than in the previous game with Cincinnati ... More...


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GREENVILLE — Garrett Brooks, Charlie Yorgen and Luke Bolka each had two hits with an RBI as East Carolina defeated George Mason 8-1 on Tuesday.

The Pirates are ranked in five polls this week, including No. 16 by ECU improved to 9-3 while the Patriots, who took a 1-0 lead in their first turn at the plate, slipped to 2-9.

The Pirates evened the score in the bottom of the first on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Bryce Harman that scored Brooks, who had led off with a single.

Two runs in the second put ECU on top to stay. Doubles by Bolka and Brooks produced the go-ahead run. Yorgen's RBI double provided a 3-1 lead.

Wesley Phillips homered to left field to start the Pirates in the fourth. Jeff Nelson singled and stole his way to third. Nelson scored on a wild pitch for a 5-1 lead.

Kirk Morgan and Bolka had RBI singles in the fifth for a 7-1 ECU advantage.

Ryan Littlefield tripled in the eighth for the Pirates and scored on a double play for the final run.

Freshman right-hander Chris Holba (2-0) made his first start and went three innings for the win. He allowed two hits and one earned run while walking one and striking out two.

Sophomore righty Evan Voliva turned in four solid innings, yielding three hits. Freshman righty Matt Bridges pitched the last two frames. He gave up one hit and had one strikeout.

ECU outhit the Patriots, 12-6.

The teams meet again at 4 p.m. today at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

03/09/2016 02:16 AM