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GENERAL

Varner at one-under after 54 holes

CHARLOTTE Former East Carolina golfer Harold Varner III shot a two-over par 74 on Saturday for a 54-hole total of 215 in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Varner was in a tie for 19th with 16 other players, including Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson ... More from Al Myatt...

 
 

GENERAL

Varner at one-under after 54 holes

CHARLOTTE Former East Carolina golfer Harold Varner III shot a two-over par 74 on Saturday for a 54-hole total of 215 in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Varner was in a tie for 19th with 16 other players, including Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson ... More from Al Myatt...

 

BASEBALL

Pirates take pair at UConn

STORRS, CT East Carolina took a 4-3 win over Connecticut on Saturday in a game that was suspended on Friday and followed up by downing the Huskies 11-9 in Saturday's regularly-scheduled contest. ... More...

 

GENERAL

Varner at three-under in Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE Former East Carolina golfer Harold Varner III birdied all four of the par fives at Quail Hollow on Friday after a bogey on the 483-yard par four fourth hole as he shot 69 for the second round. ... More from Al Myatt...

 

BASEBALL

ECU, Huskies halted

STORRS, CT After three rain delays Friday, the opener of East Carolina's three-game American Athletic Conference series at Connecticut was suspended. The contest was scoreless through six innings ... More...

 

BASEBALL

Day games at UConn

Al MyattConnecticut's J.O. Christian Field is sort of the Wrigley Field of yesteryear among college baseball facilities. There are no lights so the series opener for East Carolina and the Huskies is at 3 p.m. today. ... More from Al Myatt...

 

BASEBALL

Pirates want no more kisses

East Carolina had plenty of chances to take the deciding game in its American Athletic Conference series with first-place Cincinnati last weekend. When you mix in Sunday's noon start with a 94-minute rain delay, add in a 4 p.m. travel curfew and end up with a 3-3 tie, it leaves you thinking about the what ifs. ... More from Brian Bailey...

MULTIMEDIA
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 New England Patriots free agent signee Bryce Williams (right): Replay show...

 

GENERAL

Pirates gathering to back Varner

When former East Carolina golfer Harold Varner III tees off on No. 10 at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte at 1 p.m. today for the Wells Fargo Pro-Am, he will have a group of followers wearing purple shirts. ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL RECRUITING

Star juco QB joins 2016 class

Almost three months after signing day, East Carolina has addressed a pressing need that arose unexpectedly with Kurt Benkert's decision to transfer to Virginia. Gardner Minshew of national champion Northwest Mississippi Community College will enroll at ECU and contend with Philip Nelson for the starting quarterback position. ... Thumbnail sketches...

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STORRS, CT East Carolina took a 4-3 win over Connecticut on Saturday in the completion of a game that was suspended on Friday.

The Pirates followed that up by downing the Huskies 11-9 in Saturday's regularly-scheduled contest.

Joe Ingle had a save in each game as the Pirates improved to 29-16-1 overall and 10-6-1 in the American Athletic Conference.

ECU junior left-hander Evan Kruczynski pitched six scoreless innings with eight strikeouts Friday before play was halted due to rain.

The Pirates scored twice in the eighth and twice in the ninth to lead 4-0 going into the bottom of the ninth in the first game.

Sam Lanier, who had three strikeouts in the eighth, had a pair of walks in the ninth before Ingle came in and issued a walk to load the bases.

UConn (24-21, 8-8) got a three-run double from Bryan Daniello to pull within 4-3. Daniello went to third on the throw home but was stranded as Ingle struck out the next three batters to end the game.

ECU went ahead in the eighth after Jeff Nelson led off with an infield hit and Bryce Harman walked. Parker Lamm got aboard on a sacrifice bunt that the Huskies misplayed, allowing Nelson to come home with the first run of the game.

Harman scored on a sacrifice bunt by Charlie Yorgen for a 2-0 Pirates lead.

Garrett Brooks singled in the ninth and scored on a double by pinch hitter Kirk Morgan. Pinch runner Brady Lloyd stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Harman.

Eric Tyler went 2-for-4 with a double as the Pirates outhit the Huskies 8-5 in the first game.

Matt Bridges picked up his first win for ECU, following Kruczynski to the mound and pitching a scoreless seventh with one strikeout.

ECU scored three runs in the second inning of the second game and the Huskies answered with a pair of runs in the third.

UConn took a 6-4 lead with four runs in the fifth. The Pirates scored five times in the seventh to lead 10-6.

ECU withstood a three-run seventh by the Huskies that cut the lead to 10-9.

Dwanya Williams-Sutton went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored four runs as the Pirates had an 11-9 lead in hits. Turner Brown went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Travis Watkins and Nelson each had one hit and two RBIs.

Yorgen had an RBI single and Watkins had a two-run single in the decisive seventh. Chris Holba pitched the sixth and got the win on ECU's eruption in the seventh.

Starter Jimmy Boyd went four innings, yielding five hits and five runs (three earned) while striking out three without a walk.

Bridges and Lanier also contributed mound stints before Ingle went the last two and two-thirds innings. Ingle limited UConn to one hit and no runs while whiffing two without a walk en route to his 11th save of 2016.

The Pirates go for their first sweep of an AAC series this season at 11:30 a.m. today.

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