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East Carolina's Cicely Lopez connects on a pitch against Ohio on Friday.  (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)
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East Carolina's Cicely Lopez connects on a pitch against Ohio on Friday. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Pirates split on opening day

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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It was a one-up and one-down debut for East Carolina softball coach Beth Keylon-Randolph on Friday.

The new Pirate skipper watched her team take down Cleveland State in her first game in charge, 5-2, but before the day was out she also tasted defeat for the first time, dropping a 4-3 decision to Ohio on the first day of the annual Pirate Classic at the ECU Softball Stadium.


“The one thing they did today was continue to battle,” Keylon-Randolph said of the Pirates. “They did not quit. Last season, they didn’t have the season they expected to have and the confidence was little (uncertain), but when we got down they kept battling every inning and I think that was important.”

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