May 01, 2017

For East Carolina freshman pitcher Jake Agnos, the secret to a one-run, 115-pitch outing is as simple as it gets — just don’t think.

“I think too much on the mound,” said Agnos. “That’s kind of my Achilles heel. I heard someone say, ‘The only off day is the…

ANDERS: Earnhardt's retirement a reality check

April 30, 2017

I'm not a morning person.

Seriously, I'm not. The first 15-to-20 minutes of my day are usually spent thumbing through emails and social media at about 62 percent consciousness, usually before I've even put my glasses on.

So after my alarm went off Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., you can imagine what my…

Masks a common sight for county pitchers

April 30, 2017

Abigayle Rowell knows what it’s like to look down the barrel of a line drive.

Playing travel ball last summer, a batter sent a ball straight back at the South Central senior pitcher that struck her in the cheek.

The Guilford College signee escaped unharmed because she was wearing a protective…

Pirates drop middle game to Wave

April 29, 2017

The frustration was palpable around the East Carolina baseball team in the minutes after the Pirates’ too little, too late 5-4 loss to visiting Tulane on Saturday in Clark-LeClair Stadium.

ECU fell to 3-11 in American Athletic Conference play after falling behind 5-1 and seeing a ninth-inning…