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East Carolina's Jack Reinheimer tags a Youngstown State player at second base during their game at the Clark-Le Clair Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011.    (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

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East Carolina's Jack Reinheimer tags a Youngstown State player at second base during their game at the Clark-Le Clair Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Pirates make adjustments at plate

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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The college baseball season at East Carolina is just three games old, but already the ECU team has begun to defy many of the preseason predictions bestowed upon the Pirates.

The loss of sluggers Kyle Roller and Devin Harris and the introduction of new bats lessened some of the expectations for this year's team, but after a three-game sweep of Youngstown State last weekend, things don't look all that different.


In fact, the team's returning bats like center fielder Trent Whitehead and infielder Corey Thompson went right back to hitting in the Pirates' trio of wins to open the season, as though there was no real adjustment. But there was.

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