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A low point at High Point

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Loyalty, opportunity matter for Alston

Ryan Riggan was just two seasons into a tenure as head football coach at Union Pines High School near the end of the 2011-12 academic year when the parent of a graduating senior student dropped by with some information. ... More from Sammy Batten...

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Pirates get help in the middle

East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo has plugged a big hole in the post by luring Wake Forest graduate transfer Andre Washington to finish his college career with the Pirates. The seven-footer will be eligible to play immediately. ... Recruiting class of 2016-17 thumbnail sketches...

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Pirates reward big crowd with big win

Al MyattGREENVILLE The last time East Carolina hosted a regional rival from the ACC, the game didn't go nearly as well as the Pirates' 15-3 win over N.C. State on Tuesday night. On March 15 when North Carolina played at Clark-LeClair Stadium, ECU absorbed a 17-4 loss before a crowd of 5,213. ... Story, pictures & audio...

Goldsboro product Zack Mozingo takes a cut in a win over in-state rival N.C. State Tuesday evening at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The junior left fielder belted a grand slam in the fourth inning in the 15-3 rout. (W.A. Myatt photo)

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Spring game impacts recruiting

The East Carolina spring football game served as a springboard for the second and third commitments for the February, 2017, ECU signing class. Defensive end Taijh Alston (left) of Union Pines and corner Myles White (right) of Dudley made verbal commitments to the Pirates in conjunction with the intrasquad scrimmage. They become the second and third commitments for the upcoming class, joining linebacker Da'Shaun Johnson of East Carteret. ... Thumbnail sketches...

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

The 2016 East Carolina spring football game got off to a great start, and it all began with a traditional childhood game. Kurt Benkert got the play and knew he was going deep with his first throw. ... More from Brian Bailey...



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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HIGH POINT East Carolina lost 5-1 at High Point on Wednesday night following a 15-3 home win over N.C. State the preceding night.

The Pirates sought to avoid a letdown and took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but the offensive production subsequently faltered as ECU fell to 24-13.

Parker Lamm singled to start the game and moved to second on a wild pitch. A bunt by Kirk Morgan moved Lamm to third and he scored as Eric Tyler reached base on an error by the Panthers shortstop.

The Pirates left two on base in the opening frame as a pair of fly outs got High Point's Michael Hennessey (3-2) out of trouble.

ECU stranded 10 for the game.

Hennessey allowed four hits over seven innings with three walks and five strikeouts. He threw 124 pitches.

Luke Parker went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the win as the Panthers (25-13) outhit the Pirates, 13-5.

Davis Kirkpatrick (0-2) started and went three and two-thirds innings for ECU. He allowed six hits, three runs (all earned) without a walk or a strikeout.

Carson Jackson doubled for High Point in the second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored the tying run on a ground out by Nick Capra.

Parker doubled to left in the third inning and Spencer Brown's sacrifice bunt moved him to third. Parker scored the go-ahead run on Hunter Lee's single to center.

Parker's RBI triple in the fourth provided a 3-1 lead. The Panthers added a pair of unearned runs in the fifth.

Zack Mozingo finished 2-for-4 for the Pirates.

Joe Goodman pitched the last inning and one-third for the Panthers to get his fourth save.

Sam Lanier, Joe Ingle, Cam Colmore and Denny Brady had scoreless relief stints for ECU.

The Pirates start a three-game American Athletic Conference at home against Connecticut on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

AAC Standings

Team Conf All
Cincinnati 6-3 18-20
Connecticut 5-3 20-16
East Carolina 5-4 24-13
Central Florida 5-4 20-19
Tulane 4-4 23-13
Memphis 4-5 13-24
Houston 3-6 20-15
South Florida 3-6 18-19

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