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Pirates erupt to overcome USF

GREENVILLE — East Carolina scored nine runs in the sixth inning in defeating South Florida 14-7 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game American Athletic Conference series. The Pirates improved to 31-17-1 overall and 12-6-1 in the AAC going into a 4 p.m. game today with the Bulls (21-28, 6-13). ... Story, pictures & audio...

Pictured: ECU centerfielder Garrett Brooks stands in a blanket of fog in the Pirates' Friday night matchup with USF. The senior captain was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in ECU's comeback win. (W.A. Myatt photo)

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Transition to adidas approaching

Al MyattEast Carolina will become an adidas program in July after a lengthy association with Nike. The deal with adidas is for 10 years and $16.5 million. "For everybody at East Carolina, it means that we're going to get more stuff," ECU head baseball coach Cliff Godwin said. ... More from Al Myatt...



Tar Heels down ECU, 9-1

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. ... More...



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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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...



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...


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GREENVILLE — Luke Borders hit a three-run homer in a four-run ninth inning for South Florida on Saturday for a 5-1 win over East Carolina that evened a best-of-three American Athletic Conference series at one win each.

The deciding game is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Bulls scored the first run with two out in the sixth. Kevin Merrell had an infield single and scored on a play at the plate on a single to center by Garrett Zech.

Turner Brown of the Pirates tied the score at 1 with a leadoff homer to right field in the bottom of the seventh.

ECU freshman Turner Brown gets some dap from head coach Cliff Godwin after a solo home run in the seventh inning to tie the game at one. (W.A. Myatt photo)

Jimmy Boyd (6-4) pitched into the ninth inning for ECU (31-18-1, 12-7-1 AAC).

Boyd hit two batters with pitches with one out in the ninth before Joe Ingle came in.

Borders homered to right on a full-count pitch for a 4-1 USF lead.

Duke Stunkel had a double and came home on a single by Joe Genord for the final run of the game.

"Joe made a bad pitch and the guy (Borders) put a good swing on it," said Pirates coach Cliff Godwin. "The wind was blowing out to right. ... Jimmy was tremendous. I feel bad for him. Last night was so offensive."

ECU had season-high 17 hits in a 14-7 win over the Bulls on Friday night.

The Bulls (22-28, 7-13) outhit the Pirates, 7-5, on Saturday.

ECU leftfielder Zack Mozingo makes a diving catch in Saturday's contest. (W.A. Myatt photo)

Brandon Lawson (5-4) went eight innings for USF. He allowed three hits while walking three and striking out six.

Tommy Eveld pitched the ninth for the visitors. He gave up two hits with one whiff.

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