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Nova executed ECU script

Al MyattVillanova's 77-74 win over North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament final in Houston on Monday night bore a strong resemblance to East Carolina's 77-74 win at Weber State three years and two days beforehand in the title game of the CIT ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates win wild one in 11th

ELON East Carolina scored two runs on a pair of wild pitches in the top of the 11th inning for a 7-5 win at Elon on Tuesday night. Travis Watkins, Eric Tyler and Bryce Harman all walked with one out in the final frame to load the bases ... More...



Pirates face eight-game road stretch

Chalk up another series win for East Carolina as the Pirates took two out of three from American Athletic Conference preseason favorite Houston. In a battle of nationally-ranked teams the Pirates took the first two games of the series before falling on Sunday. ... More from Brian Bailey...

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Pirates shore up backcourt

Three-star shooting guard Raquan Wilkins of state champion Atlanta (GA) Westlake High School entertained offers from a number of schools before choosing to join ECU coach Jeff Lebo's recruiting class of 2016-17. ... Thumbnail sketches...

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Pirates foiled in sweep bid

GREENVILLE Houston took a 6-1 win at East Carolina on Sunday to keep East Carolina from sweeping a three-game American Athletic Conference series. The Cougars (17-10, 1-2 AAC) scored three runs in the top of the second in support of winning pitcher Mitch Ullom (4-1), who went seven and one-third innings. ... More...


Boyd leads Pirates to series win

GREENVILLE Jimmy Boyd lost a shutout bid in the top of the ninth inning but East Carolina won its American Athletic Conference series with Houston by topping the Cougars 5-1 at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Saturday. Freshman Dwanya Williams-Sutton had three RBIs and Joe Ingle got his seventh save as ECU improved to 19-8 overall and 2-0 in the AAC with a crowd of 2,966 looking on. ... Story, pictures & audio...

Pictured: Winning pitcher Jimmy Boyd focuses on his breathing exercises in the ECU half of the eighth inning during the Pirates' 5-1 American Athletic Conference win over Houston on Saturday at Clark-LeClair Stadium. (W.A. Myatt photo)


Pirates take AAC opener

GREENVILLE Bryce Harman, Parker Lamm and Kirk Morgan had RBIs in support of winning pitcher Evan Kruczynski before Joe Ingle got his sixth save as East Carolina topped visiting Houston 3-1 in the American Athletic Conference opener for both clubs on Friday night. A crowd of 2,603 converged on Clark-LeClair Stadium. ... Story, pictures & audio...

Pictured: Both head coaches, Todd Whitting of Houston (red cap) and Cliff Godwin of East Carolina, converse with home plate umpire David Buck during Friday's American Athletic Conference opener at Clark-LeClair Stadium following an ejection of ECU's Bryce Harman in the sixth inning for an illegal slide. (W.A. Myatt photo)

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NEW ORLEANS An outstanding pitching effort by East Carolina junior left-hander Evan Kruczynski went unrewarded as Tulane rallied for a 5-2 American Athletic Conference win Friday night.

The Green Wave scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, ending the game with a three-run homer by Hunter Williams.

Kruczynski pitched into the ninth. He scattered four hits and struck out 13 without allowing a walk.

Jake Rogers was hit by a pitch to start the bottom of the ninth. Grant Witherspoon followed with a two-strike single through the right side that moved Rogers to third and finished the night for Kruczynski.

Joe Ingle (4-3) came in, walking Hunter Hope to load the bases. An infield single by Lex Kaplan scored Rogers, and Grant Brown, who was pinch running for Witherspoon, came in with the tying run on a throwing error.

Hope tried to score on a pitch that got past ECU catcher Tyler Watkins but Watkins tossed to Ingle for a tag out at the plate for out one.

Jeremy Montalbano walked and Jake Willsey struck out before Williams homered to right field on a 2-0 pitch.

Williams improved his average to .118 with a 2-for-4 night.

The Pirates (20-10, 2-2 AAC) outhit Tulane (20-9, 2-1) by an 11-6 margin.

Luke Bolka homered to left for a 1-0 ECU lead in the second.

The Pirates went ahead 2-0 in the seventh as Jeff Nelson scored on a bunt by Charlie Yorgen.

Getting two hits each for ECU were Yorgen, Bolka, Eric Tyler and Dwanya Williams-Sutton.

Ross Massey (4-2) pitched a complete game for Tulane, which hosts the Pirates at 5 p.m. (Eastern time) today.

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