May 23, 2017

East Carolina was the American Athletic Conference baseball preseason favorite. It struggled to the tune of a last-place finish in the regular season and then provided the big result on Day 1 of the AAC postseason tournament by knocking off the top-seeded Central Florida Knights late Tuesday night.…


May 23, 2017

The ideal plan for East Carolina baseball this week is for senior Evan Kruczynski to pitch the Pirates to victory tonight against American Athletic Conference regular-season champion Central Florida and to be back on the mound again Sunday for the AAC tournament title. But ECU third-year coach…


May 20, 2017

East Carolina pitcher Kirk Morgan allowed just two hits in eight shutout innings as the Pirates closed the regular season with a 3-0 road victory over Connecticut.

Morgan (3-0) struck out five and issued no walks before yielding the mound to Matt Bridges, who notched the save by retiring the…


May 20, 2017

On April 25, 2013, Nelson Cooper sent me a message on Twitter.

“Gordon’s golf and ski is on fire really bad. Looks pretty bad,” Cooper wrote.

I wasn’t sure what to do with the information at first, but I trusted Cooper because of our many conversations in the D.H. Conley…


May 19, 2017

East Carolina baseball’s 6-4 loss at Connecticut on Friday afternoon ensured that the Pirates will finish last in the American Athletic Conference and have the No. 8 seed for next week’s AAC tournament in Clearwater, Fla.

ECU (28-27, 6-17 American) will play the No. 1 seed Tuesday at 7…


May 19, 2017

East Carolina second-year head football coach Scottie Montgomery announced Friday the signing of three transfers to grant-in-aid agreements. Running back Tyshon Dye (Clemson), defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore (Minnesota) and quarterback Thomas Sirk (Duke) will all be eligible immediately and have…

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May 18, 2017

East Carolina baseball fifth-year catcher Travis Watkins was in catch-up mode Tuesday night against Campbell in the Pirates’ final home game of the season, going into the game trailing freshman slugger Spencer Brickhouse by two home runs for the season team lead.

Brickhouse was stuck on seven…


May 16, 2017

East Carolina’s batting order Tuesday night in the Pirates’ final home game of the season featured six seniors to make up two-thirds of the nine-man senior class that is maybe the most accomplished in school history.

The seniors accounted for 11 total RBIs in ECU’s 14-6 win…


May 16, 2017

It is hard to ignore that this East Carolina baseball season has not gone as expected.

The Pirates, ranked No. 6 in the nation in the preseason, are 27-25.

But on this day, for the final home game of the season tonight against Campbell, it’s OK to ignore that.

Today is all about the…


May 14, 2017

With the Sunday 4 p.m. American Athletic Conference baseball travel curfew rule approaching, East Carolina put a final charge in a low-scoring game and beat Memphis 3-2 in 11 innings around 3:40 p.m. on Turner Brown’s walk-off single to take the rubber matchup against Memphis at Clark-LeClair…

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