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ECU takes series with Monmouth

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Pirates rally past Monmouth

GREENVILLE   East Carolina scored three runs in the last two innings to top Monmouth 4-3 on Friday night. With the score tied at 3 with one out in the bottom of the ninth, Parker Lamm singled up the middle for the Pirates. Charlie Yorgen's double put Lamm at third. He came home on a wild pitch for the game-ending run. ... More...



Montgomery applying NFL experience

Al MyattJust like daylight savings time, the East Carolina football team is looking to spring ahead with its first offseason practices under new coach Scottie Montgomery and his staff. ... More from Al Myatt...



Long night for Pirates

GREENVILLE East Carolina's youthful midweek pitching corps was no match for the meat of the North Carolina order as an eight-run outburst in the second inning served as a launching pad for a 17-4 Tar Heels win on Tuesday night.

A crowd of 5,213, the third largest ever at Clark-LeClair Stadium and biggest this season, saw the Pirates strike first but the excitement of a possible third straight win over UNC didn't last long. ... Story, pictures & postgame audio...

Pictured: East Carolina met on the mound often in a 17-4 home loss to North Carolina Tuesday evening as eight different pitchers made appearances against the Tar Heels. (W.A. Myatt photo)

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Next: Monmouth at ECU | Friday, 6:30 pm



Magic in short supply for ECU hoops

For East Carolina it was a case of one and done in the American Athletic Conference Tournament. In the city that houses the Magic Kingdom and in the arena that is the home of the Orlando Magic there would be nothing magical about the Pirates ... 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 state champion Farmville Central basketball coach Larry Williford (right): Replay show...



Star receiver kickstarts class of 2017

Caleb King helped coach three state 3-A championship teams in seven seasons as an assistant at Havelock High School. During that tenure, King also participated in the development of major-college prospects ... More from Sammy Batten...

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Rice rallies to take series

HOUSTON   Rice erased a 1-0 deficit with four runs in the eighth inning to top East Carolina 4-1 on Sunday in the deciding contest of a three-game series. The Pirates had taken a 1-0 lead in the fourth ... More...

Next: North Carolina at ECU | Tuesday, 6:30 pm



Rice evens series with East Carolina

HOUSTON   Rice scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning after East Carolina had come back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the score and the host Owls took a 7-2 win in the second game of a nonconference series Saturday afternoon. Rice bounced back from a 10-1 loss to the No. 16 Pirates in the series opener on Friday night. ... More...


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GREENVILLE East Carolina scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 5-2 win over Monmouth on Saturday, giving the Pirates a series win.

ECU (13-6), ranked No. 17 nationally by D1 Baseball, edged the Hawks 4-3 on Friday night.

Parker Lamm was 4-for-4 for the Pirates on Saturday as ECU collected 13 hits.

The Pirates go for a sweep of the three-game series at 1 p.m. today. Davis Kirkpatrick will start for ECU and will be on a pitch count. A sophomore right-hander, Kirkpatrick sat out the 2015 season after Tommy John surgery.

The son of Donnie Kirkpatrick, former Pirates assistant football coach, threw 10 pitches Tuesday night in a 17-4 home loss to No. 6 North Carolina.

Garrett Brooks singled to left field to lead off for ECU in the eighth and a sacrifice bunt by Turner Brown moved him to second. Jeff Nelson and Bryce Harman drew walks before Lamm singled to drive in Brooks with the go-ahead run.

Charlie Yorgen walked on four pitches to force in Nelson for a 4-2 Pirates lead. ECU went ahead 5-2 on a sacrifice fly to right by Travis Watkins that brought in Harman. Lamm was out on a play at the plate to end the inning.

Jimmy Boyd (2-1), today's scheduled starter, pitched the last two innings Saturday for the win The senior right-hander put up two scoreless frames while allowing one hit and one walk. He struck out two after freshman Chris Holba had yielded a pair of game-tying runs in relief of starter Jacob Wolfe.

The Hawks (6-11) had five hits in seven innings against Wolfe, who struck out seven and walked two.

The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the third after Nelson led off with a single to right. Kirk Morgan followed with a single through the right side. ECU loaded the bases as the Hawks had a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt by Lamm. Yorgen reached on a fielder's choice to first as Monmouth got Nelson out at home. Eric Tyler's single through the ride side plated Morgan but Lamm was retired at home to end the inning.

ECU went ahead 2-0 in the seventh as Tyler scored Lamm with an infield single. Watkins singled to move Lamm to third after Lamm had a hit up the middle. Tyler finished with two hits and two RBIs.

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