East Carolina’s Connor Norby, left, slides into second base during a game against Rhode Island at Clark-LeClair Stadium in February.

One of the positives from the No. 9 East Carolina baseball team traveling to Houston last weekend but not being able to play the Cougars because of COVID-19 protocols, was the Pirates returned Saturday and held a productive intrasquad scrimmage the next day at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

“It was probably the best scrimmage we’ve had the entire year, so the guys did a really good job on Sunday,” said coach Cliff Godwin, who also confirmed ECU has put in a bid to be an NCAA regional host, during a Zoom interview Tuesday morning.

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