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Record-setting Tyler leads series win

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Record-setting Tyler leads series win

GREENVILLE Eric Tyler set a school record with eight RBIs as East Carolina took a 13-0 win over Jacksonville at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Saturday. Jimmy Boyd started and pitched seven innings in the Pirates' second shutout of the season. ... More...

Next: UNC-Wilmington at ECU | Tuesday, 6:30 pm


Jacksonville evens series

GREENVILLE   Jacksonville took the second matchup of its three-game nonconference series at East Carolina 8-6 on Friday night. The Dolphins (15-7) bounced back from a 6-3 loss to the Pirates (15-8) on Thursday night to force a deciding game in the series at 1 p.m. today. ... More...


ECU takes opener with Jacksonville

GREENVILLE   East Carolina broke a tie score at 3 with a pair of runs in the sixth inning and went on to take a 6-3 win over Jacksonville on Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series at Clark-LeClair Stadium. ... More...



Pirates not alone in transition

Al MyattSpring football at East Carolina is a time of transition. A virtually new coaching staff is installing new systems and the Pirates are in the process of determining a starting quarterback. ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates rally past Duke for 8-6 win

DURHAM   East Carolina scored two runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth to rally past Duke for an 8-6 nonconference win at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Tuesday night. ... More...



No smiles after series win

It certainly didn't seem like a series win over Monmouth this past weekend at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Of course, it certainly didn't seem like the first day of spring, either. ... 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 Mike Steele (right) and the show featured callers making their picks in the annual Second Chance with the Sweet 16 Contest: Replay show...



Monmouth shuts out Pirates

GREENVILLE   Monmouth pitchers Ricky Dennis and Justin Andrews combined for a one-hit shutout in a 4-0 win at East Carolina on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep in the series by the Pirates. ... More...

ECU takes series with Monmouth

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. ... More...

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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GREENVILLE Eric Tyler set a school record with eight RBIs as East Carolina took a 13-0 win over Jacksonville at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Saturday.

Jimmy Boyd (3-1) started and pitched seven innings in the Pirates' second shutout of the season. Chris Holba came to the mound for the eighth and Denny Brady blanked the Dolphins in the ninth.

ECU (16-8) took the series two games to one.

Tyler hit a 3-run homer in the bottom of the first for all the runs the Pirates would need. He launched a grand slam in the eighth.

"I was lucky enough to have guys on ahead of me," Tyler said. "I was just trying to drive the baseball and be a complete hitter. I was lucky the wind was blowing out."

Tyler broke the ECU record of seven RBIs in a game which was shared by Jim Riley (vs. Fairfield on March 8, 1987) and Darryl Lawhorn (vs. New York Tech on February 23, 2002).

Tyler's first home run of the day sailed over the left field fence after a two-out single up the middle by Travis Watkins and a walk to Zack Mozingo.

"The 3-run homer was huge to get us going," said ECU coach Cliff Godwin. "Jimmy Boyd was tremendous putting up zeroes because the bullpen was kind of thin."

Godwin saw the Pirates were ready at the outset.

"The guys were focused in batting practice," he said. "They were locked in."

Boyd limited the Dolphins (15-8) to five hits while walking two and striking out three. Holba yielded one hit. After the leadoff batter reached base on an error in the ninth, Brady ended the game with two ground outs and a fly out.

Garrett Brooks hit a two-run homer for a 5-0 ECU lead in the fourth.

Tyler had a sacrifice fly as the Pirates added three runs in the fifth.

ECU held a 13-6 lead in hits as Watkins went 3-for-4 with a double and scored three runs. Dwanya Williams-Sutton went 2-for-3 with a double. Bryce Harman also doubled.

Dakota Julylia went 2-for-3 to lead the Dolphins offensively.

Spencer Stockton (3-1), the first of seven Jacksonville pitchers, went four innings and took the loss.

The Pirates host UNC-Wilmington on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The Seahawks are 15-6 going into a Colonial Athletic Association contest with visiting Elon at 1 p.m. today.

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