Bless or heart, the man in the highest office cannot be trusted....

TAB: ECU baseball pitching rotation

1 of 2

ECU's Evan Kruczynski throws a warm up pitch on April 29, 2016. (Joe Pellegrino/The Daily Reflector)


By Ronnie Woodward
The Daily Reflector

Friday, February 17, 2017



Evan Kruczynski — East Carolina can relish the fact that Kruczynski’s start today will be his third straight on opening day. The preseason All-American is one of the most proven pitchers in the country thanks to a 16-5 record during his junior and sophomore seasons combined. As a junior, the tall left-hander went at least seven innings in 12 of his 16 starts. Today, he will face another southpaw in Mississippi’s David Parkinson, who posted a 5-3 record with a 2.78 ERA as a sophomore in 2016.


Jacob Wolfe — There was chatter at different points in the offseason that a batch of new talent might push Wolfe out of the weekend rotation, but the senior left-hander had a strong preseason and solidified himself as the Pirates’ No. 2 starting pitcher. He is looking to remain in the Saturday role all season after 2016 saw him shift some throughout the rotation. Wolfe was an innings-eater the last two years, pitching 88 2/3 frames as a sophomore and 88 1/3 a year ago. His career ERA in 44 appearances (32 starts) is 3.12.


Sam Lanier — Who pitches out of the bullpen during the first two games of the season will be the main factor in who starts Sunday, at least for this weekend. If Lanier, a sophomore who was a top bullpen arm as a rookie but has never made a start, is not used Friday or Saturday then he is likely to get the starting nod. If he is used as a reliever, look for Trey Benton or fellow freshman Jake Agnos to start Sunday. Other candidates are Chris Holba, Tyler Smith and Hunter Hood.


Joe Ingle (closer), Matt Bridges, Evan Voliva, Lanier, Holba, Agnos, Luke Bolka, Ryan Ross, Smith.


Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


September 25, 2018

Freshmen quarterbacks Kingsley Ifedi and Holton Ahlers split reps with the East Carolina first-team offense Tuesday morning — 50-50 according to head football coach Scottie Montgomery — as starter Reid Herring did not practice because of a lingering ankle injury.

Montgomery said he was…


September 25, 2018

If Charlie Strong was surprised by his South Florida football team’s close call against East Carolina on Saturday night, he was not letting it show Monday.

In fact, the coach said his 4-0 Bulls were very happy to still have a zero on the other side of their record after gutting out a 20-13…

E Carolina South Florida Football-10

September 24, 2018

East Carolina cornerback Colby Gore is probable to return to action this weekend against Old Dominion, and starting quarterback Reid Herring also is expected to play despite nursing a sore ankle from Saturday’s 20-13 loss at South Florida.

Pirate coach Scottie Montgomery confirmed those…


September 24, 2018


Sweat flung from Alex Turner’s face outside the visiting locker room at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday night as he participated in interviews following East Carolina football’s 20-13 loss to 4-0 South Florida.

It was a sweaty scene like what is becoming a staple in post-…


September 23, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. — Too many times since East Carolina joined the American Athletic Conference in 2014 have the football Pirates faced an insurmountable deficit in the fourth quarter when playing league games away from Greenville.

Saturday night’s 20-13 loss for ECU at South Florida in…

E Carolina South Florida Football-7

September 23, 2018

N.C. State and Duke keep winning, which gives them the edge over an impressive Appalachian State resume. Also notable from this college football weekend was a 16-13 upset loss by North Carolina A&T to Morgan State.

Here are The Daily Reflector’s updated “Battle for N.C.”…

NC State Marshall Football-4

September 23, 2018

These questions appeared in The Daily Reflector’s Pirate Gameday section Saturday to preview East Carolina’s matchup at South Florida, which ended as a 20-13 victory for the favored Bulls.

Here are the answers and more insight from the game:

1. Will the East Carolina layoff play a role?…

E Carolina South Florida Football-9

September 22, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. — In many ways it was a banner night for the East Carolina football defense Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium.

A grind-it-out game ended as a 20-13 win for host South Florida, however, thanks to a few big plays.

Jordan Cronkrite delivered the crushing blow, dashing through…

E Carolina South Florida Football

September 22, 2018

This ran in The Daily Reflector’s Pirate Gameday section Saturday morning to help preview East Carolina’s American Athletic Conference football opener at South Florida, which is 3-0 and sits just outside the Associated Press Top 25 rankings. 

The game starts at 8 p.m. on ESPNews.…


September 22, 2018

It has been two weeks since East Carolina has played a football game, and the Pirates spent most of those days in Orlando, Fla., to avoid the direct impact of Hurricane Florence.

They left Orlando for Tampa on Friday and, similar to two weeks ago against North Carolina from the Atlantic Coast…

193 stories in ECU. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 20
        Next Page»   Last Page»