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ECU Announces 2002 Baseball Schedule
Pirates have 14 games against 2001 NCAA Tournament Teams

( For 2002 Baseball Schedule, click here. )

East Carolina University SID Press Release - 10/05/01

GREENVILLE, N.C. - After 16 years as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, the East Carolina University baseball program will begin its first season in Conference USA in 2002 and head coach Keith LeClair announced his team's schedule for the upcoming season Friday.

The Pirates, which advanced to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament, first Super Regional and finished ranked No. 11 nationally last season, will play 34 of their 56 games at Harrington Field.
Highlighting the list of non-conference opponents this season are home games against Delaware, Central Florida and Virginia Commonwealth, all of whom participated in the 2001 NCAA Tournament. The Pirates have 14 games against five teams that participated in postseason play last year, including new conference rivals Houston and South Florida.

The Pirates will open the season at home on Feb. 15-17 with a three-games series against America East champion Delaware. In addition to its three-game slate with the Blue Hens, the Pirates have
home-and-home series scheduled with VCU, Old Dominion and UNC Wilmington for a total of nine games against members of the Colonial Athletic Association.

Other non-conference games feature a three-game series in Greenville with Central Florida, which advanced to a regional title game against South Carolina last season; home-and-home series with North Carolina, Campbell, Duke and Elon.

ECU will host two of Conference USA's three 2001 NCAA Tournament participants. Houston lost at the Houston Regional, while South Florida lost in the third round of the Wilson Regional after losing to the Pirates in the second round. Other C-USA opponents slated to visit Harrington Field are TCU, Saint Louis and Louisville.

The Pirates will play their first-ever Conference USA game at Cincinnati on March 15. East Carolina will also make visits to UAB, Charlotte, Memphis and Southern Miss.

Due to the rotational structure of the Conference USA schedule, the Pirates will play 30 conference games each season, facing 10 of 11 opponents. ECU will face its traditional rival, Charlotte, each season while playing the other 10 league members on a rotational basis.

Fourteen of the first 15 games will be played at Harrington Field, including the first 10. The Pirates' 34 home games are the most since playing 37 at Harrington Field in 1990.

East Carolina is scheduled to serve as the host institution for the 2002 Conference USA Tournament, slated to be held at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, N.C., May 22-26. The NCAA regional round will be held on campus sites May 31-June 2, while the Super Regionals will be held June 7-9. The College World Series will be June 14-22 in Omaha, Neb.

THE SCHEDULE (Back to top)
Date Day Opponent Site Time
Feb 15 Fri DELAWARE Greenville 3:00 p.m.
Feb 16 Sat DELAWARE Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Feb 17 Sun DELAWARE Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Feb 20 Wed VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH Greenville 4:00 p.m.
Feb 22 Fri NEW YORK TECH Greenville 3:00 p.m.
Feb 23 Sat NEW YORK TECH Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Feb 24 Sun NEW YORK TECH Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Mar 1 Fri CENTRAL FLORIDA Greenville 3:00 p.m.
Mar 2 Sat CENTRAL FLORIDA Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Mar 3 Sun CENTRAL FLORIDA Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Mar 5 Tues @ Virginia Commonwealth Richmond, VA 4:00 p.m.
Mar 8 Fri PACE Greenville 3:00 p.m.
Mar 9 Sat PACE Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Mar 10 Sun PACE Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Mar 12 Tues OLD DOMINION Greenville 3:00 p.m.
Mar 15 Fri @ Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 3:00 p.m.
Mar 16 Sat @ Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1:00 p.m.
Mar 17 Sun @ Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1:00 p.m.
Mar 20 Wed @ Old Dominion Norfolk, VA 3:00 p.m.
Mar 22 Fri TCU Greenville 7:00 p.m.
Mar 23 Sat TCU Greenville 3:00 p.m.
Mar 24 Sun TCU Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Mar 27 Wed CAMPBELL Greenville 7:00 p.m.
Mar 29 Fri @ UAB Birmingham, AL 8:00 p.m.
Mar 30 Sat @ UAB Birmingham, AL 3:00 p.m.
Mar 31 Sun @ UAB Birmingham, AL 2:00 p.m.
Apr 2 Tues ELON Greenville 7:00 p.m.
Apr 3 Wed @ Campbell Buies Creek, NC 7:00 p.m.
Apr 5 Fri HOUSTON Greenville 7:00 p.m.
Apr 6 Sat HOUSTON Greenville 7:00 p.m.
Apr 7 Sun HOUSTON Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Apr 9 Tues @ Elon Elon, NC 3:00 p.m.
Apr 10 Wed  DUKE Greenville 7:00 p.m.
Apr 12 Fri @ Charlotte Charlotte, NC 6:00 p.m.
Apr 13 Sat @ Charlotte Charlotte, NC 2:00 p.m.
Apr 14 Sun @ Charlotte Charlotte, NC 1:00 p.m.
Apr 17 Wed NORTH CAROLINA Greenville 7:00 p.m.
Apr 19 Fri SOUTH FLORIDA Greenville 7:00 p.m.
Apr 20 Sat SOUTH FLORIDA Greenville 7:00 p.m.
Apr 21 Sun SOUTH FLORIDA Greenville 1:00 p.m.
Apr 23 Tues @ Duke Durham, NC 7:00 p.m.
Apr 26 Fri @ Memphis Memphis, TN 8:00 p.m.
Apr 27 Sat @ Memphis Memphis, TN 3:00 p.m.
Apr 28 Sun @ Memphis Memphis, TN 2:00 p.m.
Apr 30 Tues @ UNC-CH Chapel Hill, NC 7:00 p.m.
May 1 Wed UNC-Wilmington Greenville 7:00 p.m.
May 3 Fri SAINT LOUIS Greenville 7:00 p.m.
May 4 Sat SAINT LOUIS Greenville 7:00 p.m.
May 5 Sun SAINT LOUIS Greenville 1:00 p.m.
May 10 Fri @ Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss 9:00 p.m.
May 11 Sat @ Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss 4:00 p.m.
May 12 Sun @ Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss 2:00 p.m.
May 15 Wed @ UNC-Wilmington Wilmington, NC 7:00 p.m.
May 17 Fri LOUISVILLE Greenville 7:00 p.m.
May 18 Sat LOUISVILLE Greenville 7:00 p.m.
May 19 Sun LOUISVILLE Greenville 1:00 p.m.
May 22-26 Wed-Sun C-USA Tournament Kinston, NC TBA
May 31-June 2 Fri-Sun NCAA Regional TBA TBA
June 7-9 Fri-Sun NCAA Super Regional TBA TBA
June 14-22   College World Series Omaha, NE TBA
All Times Listed Eastern Standard Time (EST)


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