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Pirates pull away in series opener

Next: ECU at Memphis

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Pirates go on public display

Al MyattPirate Nation will get its most meaningful look to date at the football program since the coaching transition that followed the 2015 season when East Carolina holds its Purple-Gold scrimmage at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday at 2 p.m. ... More from Al Myatt...



Baseball is a frequent flyer

The ECU baseball team left early Thursday morning for an AAC series that starts at Memphis at 7:30 tonight. Last weekend, the Pirates jetted off to New Orleans for a series with Tulane. ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates prevent sweep with 7-3 win

NEW ORLEANS Parker Lamm had a two-run single as East Carolina scored five times in the sixth inning of a 7-3 win Sunday that kept Tulane from sweeping a three-game series. Lamm went 4-for-5 with three RBIs as ECU improved to 21-11 overall and 3-3 in the American Athletic Conference. ... More...


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...


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...

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show
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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MEMPHIS Parker Lamm had six RBIs and Evan Kruczynski pitched eight solid innings as East Carolina topped Memphis 8-1 in the opener of a three-game American Athletic Conference series on Friday night.

The Tigers (12-22, 3-4 AAC) nicked Kruczynski (5-0) for a run in the second on an RBI single by Corey Chafin but the junior left-hander regrouped to scatter seven hits and fan six without a walk.

Freshman Denny Brady walked two in the ninth before settling in and striking out the next three.

ECU (22-11, 4-3) tied the score in the third as Garrett Brooks led off with a single and later came home on a sacrifice fly by Lamm.

Brooks doubled to left in the fifth and scored the go-ahead run on a single by Charlie Yorgen.

Turner Brown and Brooks both scored on a sacrifice bunt by Lamm as the Pirates pushed the lead to 4-1 in the seventh.

Brooks had an RBI single that scored Bryce Harman in ECU's four-run eighth. Lamm subsequently had a base-loaded triple for the final margin.

Brooks went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI.

Eric Tyler and Travis Watkins each had two singles as the Pirates outhit their hosts, 14-7.

Jake Little went 3-for-4 for the Tigers.

ECU was errorless on defense.

Game two of the series is scheduled for 3 p.m. today.

04/16/2016 06:41 PM