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Tar Heels down ECU, 9-1

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Sweep sets stage for stretch run

East Carolina coach Cliff Godwin said his team would play even better when exams ended. It’s all baseball now, and the Pirates opened this new stage of the year with three huge conference wins at Connecticut. ... 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 guest this week was Pirate Radio Network color commentator and former ECU baseball coach Gary Overton (left): Replay show...



Juco All-American plugs gap at QB

Flint Minshew was a hulking nose tackle during his playing days at NCAA Division III Millsaps College, where he’s a member of the school’s athletic hall of fame. ... More from Sammy Batten...

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ECU working on two recruiting crops

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East Carolina is having ongoing success luring talent to both its 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes. Decorated junior college quarterback Gardner Minshew (left) and Cal-Berkeley graduate transfer running back Jeffrey Coprich (middle) will be eligible to play for the Pirates this fall, while Ohio prep lineman John Spellacy (right) is the most recent addition to the recruiting class of 2017.

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Williams-Sutton, Wolfe power sweep

STORRS, CT — Dwanya Williams-Sutton hit a three-run homer and Jacob Wolfe pitched the first complete game of his career as East Carolina completed a three-game American Athletic Conference sweep at Connecticut with a 3-2 win Sunday. ... More...

Next: ECU at North Carolina | Tuesday, 6 pm



Varner finishes one-under

CHARLOTTE — Harold Varner III shot an even-par 72 for the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow on Sunday. The former East Carolina golfer finished at one-under par 287, which put him in a four-way tie for 24th. ... More from Al Myatt...



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...



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...


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CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina scored five runs on one hit in the sixth inning and defeated East Carolina 9-1 on Tuesday night.

UNC (31-17) got the benefit of five walks, a hit batter and two wild pitches in its big frame. Logan Warmoth had a single in the sixth that scored two runs as the Tar Heels outhit the Pirates, 12-7.

The hosts scored lone runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings to lead 3-0 before ECU freshmen pitchers Denny Brady and Matt Bridges encountered control problems in the sixth.

Evan Voliva, who took the loss in a 17-4 UNC victory in Greenville on March 15, came on to get ECU out of the disastrous inning.

UNC managed an unearned run off Zack Mozingo in the eighth.

Brandon Riley and Warmoth had three hits each for the Heels. Riley had the first inning RBI that put the hosts ahead to stay.

That was the only run allowed by Pirates starter Davis Kirkpatrick (0-3) in two innings. He yielded three hits and walked two.

Eric Tyler and Jeff Nelson each had doubles for ECU.

The Pirates (30-17-1) avoided a shutout in the ninth when Garrett Brooks had a one-out single and later scored on a hit by Ryan Littlefield.

A.J. Bogucki (4-5) got the win, relieving starter Hunter Williams in the third. Bogucki allowed three hits over four and one-third innings with three walks and one strikeout.

ECU is back in action on Friday at 6:30 p.m. for the start of a three-game American Athletic Conference series at home against South Florida (21-27).

The Pirates are 11-6-1 in league play while the Bulls are 6-12.

05/11/2016 01:01 AM