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Playmaking CB picks Pirates...

East Carolina gained a commitment on Saturday from Georgia Military College cornerback Marcus Holton. Holton established himself as a factor on the Georgia Military defense last season after first gaining the attention of FBS recruiters at Tallahassee (FL) Godby High School in 2014. Holton is the seventh player to make a pledge to the Pirates this month. ... Thumbnail sketches...

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Junior Day swayed Georgia guard

Connor Mills was always the big kid in the neighborhood who naturally gravitated to football and started playing the game at age five in local recreation leagues. ... More from Sammy Batten...


Recruiting pace quickens for Pirates...

June is developing into a big month in East Carolina's drive to assemble its football recruiting class of 2017. ECU head coach Scottie Montgomery and staff have had success targeting talent in the Carolinas and Georgia, landing commitments from a stalwart running back, three stellar wide receivers and a pair of accomplished offensive linemen. ... Thumbnail sketches...

Jayden Borders Jerry Howard Connor Mills Matt Morgan Blake Proehl Mydreon Vines

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ECU football recruiting thumbnails: Class of 2017


Nine NFL seasons enough ... Sills leaving West Virginia for junior college ... Durant has list of six ... Lakers target Whiteside ... Wizards pursuing Noah ... Harrison Barnes reportedly to play on Olympic team ... Rose inducted into Reds hall ... Chanticleers, Wildcats to battle for CWS title ... College World Series scoreboard ... PGA Tour stop canceled ... Tennis elite undeterred ... More from Al Myatt...



Godwin returns to routine

Al MyattThe drama of a walk-off win against the defending College World Series champions, the first Super Regional victory in East Carolina history and a job offer from Alabama are in the past for Pirates coach Cliff Godwin. ... More from Al Myatt...



Stellar guard picks Pirates

East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo won out in the reopened recruiting competition for Richmond (VA) John Marshall High School star Jeremy Carter-Sheppard. The three-star guard with solid credentials was the focus of a number of suitors after receiving his release from UCF last month. ... Recruiting class of 2016-17 thumbnail sketches...

ECU hoops recruiting thumbnails: Class of 2016-17...



Ties that bind lead QB to Greenville

A past connection formed in Durham has led to a future in Greenville for Buford, GA, quarterback Mic Roof. Roof is one of two outstanding football-playing sons of former Duke University head coach and defensive coordinator Ted Roof. ... More from Sammy Batten...

ECU football recruiting thumbnails: Class of 2017



Omaha closer than it was

Never has an East Carolina baseball team gotten as close to a trip to Omaha. It will go down as the longest 90 feet in Pirate baseball history.  Saturday’s 3-1, 13-inning loss to Texas Tech in game two of the NCAA Lubbock Super Regional was simply a gut-wrenching marathon. ... More from Brian Bailey...



Red Raiders advance on two-hitter

LUBBOCK, TX — The difference between a No. 5 national seed and a No. 3 regional seed became apparent in game three of the Super Regional at Texas Tech on Sunday.

One big difference was pitching depth as the Red Raiders found a pair of arms to combine for a two-hitter in an 11-0 win over East Carolina at Rip Griffin Stadium. ... Game story, pictures & postgame audio...

Audio: Godwin, Lamm, Brooks, Watkins...



Texas Tech forces deciding game

LUBBOCK, TX — East Carolina was playing for its first ever trip to the College World Series on Saturday. Texas Tech was just trying to get to Sunday.

The Red Raiders (45-18) accomplished their objective with a 3-1 win as Eric Gutierrez had a two-run single in the top of the 13th inning at Rip Griffin Park. ... Game story, pictures & postgame audio...

Audio: Godwin, Lanier, Yorgen...



Mr. June bustin' out all over

LUBBOCK, TX — Travis Watkins has become Mr. June for East Carolina in the way that Reggie Jackson was once Mr. October for the New York Yankees — by hitting big home runs in big games.

Watkins continued his torrid power pace with two home runs and six RBIs at Texas Tech Friday night in an 8-6 Pirates win in the first game of a best-of-three Super Regional. ... Game story, pictures & postgame audio...

Audio: Godwin, Watkins, Bridges...



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