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Pirates take series in 10th

STORRS, CT — Garrett Brooks walked in the top of the 10th inning and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Eric Tyler as the Pirates took an American Athletic Conference series with a 4-3 win at Connecticut on Sunday.

ECU topped the Huskies 7-3 on Friday before the hosts evened the series by the same score on Saturday.

Pirates coach Cliff Godwin brought Jacob Wolfe to the mound in the bottom of the 10th and he retired the Huskies in order for his first save. ... More...

Next: ECU vs. NCSU | Tuesday, 6:30 pm


Class of 2016 starts with QB

Raleigh Millbrook quarterback Reid Herring has committed to pursue his college football career at East Carolina. The three-star recruit fielded offers from Boston College and Miami before opting to become the first member of ECU's recruiting class of 2016. ... Thumbnail sketch...



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• Audio: Ruff McNeill & Kurt Benkert post-game...

Pirates conclude spring despite absences

Al MyattThere were some conspicuous absences as East Carolina finished spring football with its Purple-Gold game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Coach Ruffin McNeill noted that the mother of defensive coordinator and secondary coach Rick Smith had passed away.

"He had to drive home," McNeill said. "John Wiley, my associate head coach, took control of that. We wish Rick well. ... We didn't lose her. We gained another angel." ... More from Al Myatt...

Post-game Audio

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill (left) and QB Kurt Benkert (right) spoke with the press after Saturday's spring game (recorded by W.A. Myatt; file photos): Select audio clip...

Defensive back Travis Phillips goes up over Steve Baggett for an interception in East Carolina's annual intra-squad spring game on Saturday afternoon. [W.A. Myatt photo]

View W.A. Myatt's gallery of 6 photos from Saturday's spring game...



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UConn evens series

STORRS, CT — Connecticut evened its American Athletic Conference series with East Carolina by taking a 7-3 win on Saturday. The deciding game of the series is at noon today. The Huskies came back from a 7-3 loss to the Pirates on Friday by scoring three runs in the third inning and maintaining the lead the rest of the way. ... More...



Fast start lifts ECU

STORRS, CT — East Carolina scored four runs with two out in the first inning and the Pirates went on to a 7-3 American Athletic Conference win at Connecticut on Friday afternoon. ... More...



Pirates turn the page

Al MyattThe Purple-Gold football game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday culminates spring practice for East Carolina. The Pirates have moved on from their first season in the American Athletic Conference to prepare for year two in the AAC. ... More from Al Myatt...



Lamm sends Pirates past ODU

NORFOLK — Pinch hitter Parker Lamm of East Carolina doubled to score two runs with two out in the top of the eighth inning and lift the Pirates to a 4-2 nonconference win at Old Dominion on Wednesday. ... More...



Young talents to take center stage

Are you ready for some East Carolina football? Get ready for a bar-b-cue plate with a side of pigskin for the 32nd annual Great Pirate Purple-Gold Pigskin Pig-out Party this weekend. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guests this week were ECU football coach Ruffin McNeill and Cutter Creek golf professional Burt Williams: Replay show...



Pirates shut out USF

TAMPA, FL — Four East Carolina pitchers combined to shut out South Florida in a 6-0 American Athletic Conference win on Sunday. David Lucroy, Nick Durazo, Joe Ingle and Jimmy Boyd limited the Bulls (24-12, 7-2 AAC) to a total of five hits and totaled 11 strikeouts. ... More...



USF rolls past Pirates

TAMPA, FL — South Florida scored three runs in its first at-bat and went on to a 10-0 American Athletic Conference win over visiting East Carolina after a 75-minute delay on Saturday night. Casey Mulholland pitched eight innings of the shutout. He allowed seven hits and struck out 10. ... More...



Bulls edge ECU, 2-1

TAMPA, FL — South Florida took a 2-1 American Athletic Conference win over visiting East Carolina on Friday night on a 2-run home run by Luke Maglich in the bottom of the fifth inning. Maglich connected with a 2-1 pitch from Reid Love (3-3) after Luke Borders started the inning with a single to left field. ... More...



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