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Pirates take series at UCF, 7-1

ORLANDO Jimmy Boyd pitched seven innings and freshman Matt Bridges added two scoreless innings of relief as East Carolina clinched its American Athletic Conference series at Central Florida with a 7-1 win Friday. ... More...

 

BASKETBALL RECRUITING

Hawaii guard moving back East

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BASEBALL

Pirates take opener at UCF

ORLANDO East Carolina scored two runs on two Central Florida errors and the Pirates never trailed in a 5-3 American Athletic Conference win Thursday. The game started at 11 a.m. and today's game is scheduled to get under way at 11 this morning as well to avoid potential rain later in the day. ... More...

 

BASEBALL

Senior recognition adjusted

Al MyattEast Carolina's baseball seniors were scheduled to be recognized when the Pirates hosted Campbell on Tuesday night but that game was rained out. ECU's upperclassmen still had their Senior Night under modified circumstances. ... More from Al Myatt...

 

BASEBALL

Campbell-ECU game canceled

East Carolina's nonconference home baseball game with Campbell on Tuesday night was canceled due to rain and was not scheduled to be made up. The Pirates, 31-19-1 overall and 12-8-1 in the American Athletic Conference, return to action Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Florida ... More...

 

BASEBALL

Pirates' path gets complicated

Officially, East Carolina didn't lose the American Athletic Conference regular season crown this past weekend, but it certainly felt that way. South Florida came to town with very little to play for ... More from Brian Bailey...

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BASEBALL

Borders beats Pirates again

GREENVILLE For the second straight game a home run by Luke Borders proved decisive as South Florida topped East Carolina 6-5 Sunday to take a 2-1 American Athletic Conference series win. ... Story, pictures & audio...

Pictured: ECU head coach Cliff Godwin gets ejected after a borderline strike three call in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Pirates' AAC series-deciding loss to USF on Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium. (W.A. Myatt photo)

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USF evens series with HR in 9th

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. ... Story, pictures & audio...

Pictured: ECU right-hander Jimmy Boyd delivers against South Florida on Saturday. The senior from Raleigh limited the Bulls to four hits over 8 and 1/3 innings and was charged with three runs. (W.A. Myatt photo)

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ORLANDO Jimmy Boyd pitched seven innings and freshman Matt Bridges added two scoreless innings of relief as East Carolina clinched its American Athletic Conference series at Central Florida with a 7-1 win Friday.

The Pirates improved to 33-19-1 overall and 14-8-1 in league play going into the series finale at 11 a.m. today.

ECU took a 5-3 win in the opener with the Knights on Thursday.

Boyd (7-4) allowed five hits and did not issue a walk while striking out seven. Bridges yielded one hit and struck out three after the game was halted for two hours and 41 minutes for rain.

ECU took a 1-0 lead in the second and added a pair of runs in the third.

Turner Brown was hit by a pitch by Juan Pimentel (3-7) to start the second. Brown moved to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a single by Travis Watkins.

Brown scored as Eric Tyler hit into a fielder's choice that retired Watkins at second.

Garrett Brooks started the third with a single and advanced to second as Parker Lamm reached on a one-out error. Lamm was out on a fielder's choice that put Brooks at third and Charlie Yorgen at first.

A triple by freshman Dwanya Williams-Sutton scored two runs for a 3-0 Pirates lead.

ECU pushed its advantage to 4-0 in the fifth after Lamm reached on an error to start the inning. Yorgen singled through the left side to move Lamm to second.

A double steal put the runners at second and third with Lamm scoring on a ground out by Brown.

UCF (25-30, 8-15) pulled within 4-1 in the sixth. Eli Putnam had a one-out single and took third on the play on a Pirate error. He scored an unearned run on a single to right by Matt Diorio.

Kirk Morgan had a three-run double in the eighth for a 7-1 Pirates lead. Watkins singled, Tyler was hit by a pitch and Brooks walked before Morgan pinch hit for Luke Bolka.

ECU held an 8-6 lead in hits as Watkins went 3-for-3.

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