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Pirates clinch series at Memphis

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Pirates building for the future

Al MyattGREENVILLE Whether it was the product that new football coach Scottie Montgomery and staff are developing on the field or the recently-formulated plans to renovate the south side of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, which were unveiled Saturday on the big scoreboard screen at halftime of the Purple-Gold game, it's obvious that East Carolina has launched into a significant building mode. ... More from Al Myatt...

First-year East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery addresses the team prior to the Purple-Gold Spring Game. (Photo by W.A. Myatt; view Game Day photo gallery...)

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Pirates clinch series at Memphis

An 8-2 win at Memphis on Saturday afternoon assured an American Athletic Conference series win for East Carolina. Parker Lamm followed up on a six RBI performance in an 8-1 Pirates win on Friday night by going 4-for-5 with a run driven in and scoring twice ... More...

Next: ECU at Memphis | Sunday, 1 pm



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...

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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...

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MEMPHIS An 8-2 win at Memphis on Saturday afternoon assured an American Athletic Conference series win for East Carolina.

Parker Lamm followed up on a six RBI performance in an 8-1 Pirates win on Friday night by going 4-for-5 with a run driven in and scoring twice in game two with the Tigers (12-23, 3-5 AAC).

Lamm has nine hits in ECU's three-game winning streak and has raised his average to .371.

Travis Watson went 3-for-5 for the Pirates (23-11, 5-3) with three doubles and four RBIs. Eric Tyler was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

ECU led 4-0 after four innings. After the Tigers scored twice in the sixth, the Pirates answered with four runs in the seventh.

The offensive support made Jimmy Boyd (5-2) a winner as he went five and two-thirds innings. The senior right-hander allowed six hits, two earned runs and walked one while striking out two.

Sam Lanier got the last out in the sixth before Matt Bridges went the final three frames for his first save. Bridges yielded two hits, walked one and struck out four.

Turner Brown's RBI single in the second put ECU ahead to stay. Watkins' double to left in the third scored Lamm and Tyler for a 3-0 Pirates lead. Lamm had an RBI single in the fourth.

Tyler singled to score Lamm in the seventh. Watkins drove in a pair with a double and Garrett Brooks had a sacrifice fly to give ECU an 8-2 advantage.

ECU outhit the hosts 11-7 and played errorless defense.

Game three of the series is scheduled for 1 p.m. today.

04/17/2016 05:08 AM