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East Carolina baseball coach Billy Godwin talks to members of the media about the upcoming season at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Wednesday. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

East Carolina baseball coach Billy Godwin talks to members of the media about the upcoming season at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Wednesday. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

Omaha still the goal for ECU

“We’re expecting some freshmen to step in and make some key contributions to our club.”


Billy Godwin
ECU baseball coach

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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Billy Godwin is back at the drawing board, trying to diagram a champion.

A year removed from another college baseball season that ended in the NCAA regional round for his East Carolina club, Godwin has emerged from that disappointment — and from another offseason of substantial roster depletion — hopeful that he’s charted out the Pirates’ first-ever path to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.


“It’s somewhere where this program’s never been, but I want to be the first person that leads them there,” Godwin said of the CWS, which once again eluded the Pirates last season after they failed to advance out of the Chapel Hill Regional. “I think that the way recruiting is going and the talent we’re getting in, we’re getting there and I’m really excited about that.”

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Bless your heart
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