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East Carolina's #29 pitches the ball during their game against Liberty University, which was held at Clark-LeClair Stadium, March 13, 2011.    (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)
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East Carolina's #29 pitches the ball during their game against Liberty University, which was held at Clark-LeClair Stadium, March 13, 2011. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Pirates nearly pitcher perfect so far

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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The East Carolina baseball team has almost all of its pitches hitting the strike zone this spring, and few opponent bats are have much luck finding them.

Even in the face of having their five-game winning streak halted on Sunday afternoon by Liberty in the Keith LeClair Classic, the Pirates (11-4) have gotten remarkable productivity from both their starting rotation and their bullpen.


That reliability has been vital for the Pirates in a season in which run support has been tough to find. College baseball's new bats and the Pirates' significant losses in power have clearly taken a toll, as the team which scored 453 runs last season is only on pace to score about 268 this season.

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