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Tulane takes series with 3-0 win

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Tulane takes series with 3-0 win

NEW ORLEANS Tulane's 3-0 American Athletic Conference win over East Carolina on Saturday had some similarities to the Green Wave's 5-3 win over the Pirates on Friday night. ... More...

Next: ECU at Tulane | Sunday, 2 pm


Tulane walks off on three-run homer

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. ... More...



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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The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guests this week were ECU baseball coach Cliff Godwin (left) and WNCN sports anchor Todd Gibson (right): Replay show...


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 Tulane's 3-0 American Athletic Conference win over East Carolina on Saturday had some similarities to the Green Wave's 5-3 win over the Pirates on Friday night.

Tulane (21-9, 3-1 AAC) got another complete game on the mound, this one from Emerson Gibbs (3-1), and Hunter Williams had another productive day at the plate.

Williams hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth on Friday to lift the Green Wave to victory.

Williams went 2-for-4 with two RBIs on Saturday. Williams singled to drive in two runs in the fourth for a 2-0 Tulane lead.

Stephen Alemais homered to left in the seventh to complete the scoring.

Jimmy Boyd (4-2) started and went five and two-thirds innings for ECU (20-11, 2-3). Boyd allowed four hits, two earned runs and walked three without a strikeout.

Matt Bridges yielded the home run to Alemais. Sam Lanier and Evan Voliva contributed scoreless relief stints.

Tulane had a 6-5 edge in hits. The Wave left eight on base while the Pirates stranded four.

Travis Watkins, Zack Mozingo, Kirk Morgan, Turner Brown and Garrett Brooks had hits for the Pirates.

Brown also drew the only walk from Gibbs, who recorded five strikeouts.

The third game of the series is at 2 p.m. today.

04/10/2016 02:06 AM