May 03, 2016

They didn’t have their NFL dreams answered during the league’s three-day draft, but as of Monday, four of East Carolina’s most marketable professional prospects will get at least a rookie camp shot with pro teams.

Former Pirate tight end Bryce Williams went to perhaps...


May 03, 2016

It is crowded near the top of the American Athletic Conference baseball standings, and the main contending teams have three more weekends to sort out the regular-season championship.

Surprise league leader Cincinnati went 1-1-1 against East Carolina in Greenville during the weekend to run...


May 02, 2016

A flurry of unconventional situations led to an unconventional baseball result Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

There was a home run to lead off the game, a lengthy rain delay, a closer pitching in the fifth inning and the threat of the 4 p.m. inning deadline looming all afternoon. It all...


May 02, 2016

In his three years at East Carolina, Kurt Benkert’s eyes were trained to scan receivers amid heavy coverage, to find open running lanes and to skirt oncoming tacklers as he prepared to become the Pirates’ next starting quarterback.

Now those eyes are fixed firmly on the...


April 30, 2016

Keeping with the key to success in American Athletic Conference baseball this season, Saturday’s action at Clark-LeClair Stadium produced a second dominating starting pitching performance in as many days.

East Carolina also picked it up offensively in Game 2 of the series against...


April 29, 2016

A pitchers’ duel went the other way this time.

Evan Kruczynski’s specialty this season has been outlasting opposing aces, leading to the Pirates’ 9-1 record in Kruczynski’s previous 10 starts, but at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Friday night, it was Andrew Zellner and...


April 29, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — East Carolina senior Frida Gustafsson Spang was named the American Athletic Conference women’s golf player of the year on Friday.

Spang, who is set to compete in her fourth straight NCAA regional with the Pirates starting May 5, is just the second golfer in...


April 29, 2016

Cincinnati was picked in last place and East Carolina third in the American Athletic Conference baseball preseason poll back in December, but this weekend’s matchup between the teams in Greenville at the midway point of the conference race could easily turn into a battle for first place....


April 28, 2016

RALEIGH — The latest baseball game in the East Carolina-N.C. State series was played on Monday night, mainly because State had reading day on Tuesday, and players on both teams have exams upcoming.

The setup ended up favoring the host Wolfpack in terms of pitching. N.C. State had...


April 25, 2016

RALEIGH — Unlike the major leagues, there is no video replay used in college baseball to overturn or challenge calls.

At Doak Field on Monday night with East Carolina playing its fourth game in three days and going for a season sweep over rival N.C. State, it was not video replay...

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