Pirates repeat history, beat Heels

GREENVILLE  — East Carolina's last win over North Carolina before Tuesday night was on April 22, 2009, when Kevin Brandt pitched eight and one-third innings of a 4-0 ECU victory when the Tar Heels were ranked No. 1 nationally. The Pirates took a 3-2 win over their in-state foes before 4,307 at Clark-LeClair Stadium five years to the day after that triumph as Ryan Williams recorded his nation-leading 10th win and Zach Houchins went 4-for-4 ... Story, picture and audio...

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Pictured: Senior third baseman Zach Houchins rounds third on the way to scoring ECU's second run of the game in the fifth inning of the Pirates' 3-2 victory over North Carolina Wednesday night. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)

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Monarchs hold off ECU

GREENVILLE — East Carolina scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning before the threat fizzled in a 5-3 nonconference loss to Old Dominion at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Monday night. The Monarchs scored lone runs in each of five innings. ... More...



Pirates take series with MTSU

GREENVILLE  — East Carolina won the second game of its doubleheader with Middle Tennessee State on Friday 5-1 to take the Conference USA series two games to one. The Pirates bounced back from a 6-1 loss in the first game ... Story, picture and audio...

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Pictured: ECU coach Billy Godwin encourages his team during the Pirates' Friday doubleheader with league foe Middle Tennessee State. ECU won the nightcap to capture the series two games to one. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


Hoffman handles Blue Raiders

GREENVILLE  — Junior right-hander Jeff Hoffman of East Carolina struck out 16 Middle Tennessee State batters Thursday night as the Pirates took a 1-0 Conference USA win over the visiting Blue Raiders. ... Story, pictures and audio...

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Pictured: Jeff Hoffman delivers a pitch Wednesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The Big League prospect subdued Middle Tennessee State on 3 hits over 8 innings as the Pirates prevailed in a pitchers' duel. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


ECU comes back to top UNCW

GREENVILLE  — East Carolina overcame an early 4-0 deficit with the help of Reid Love's pitching and Dylan Brown's hitting to deal UNC-Wilmington an 8-5 nonconference loss at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Wednesday night. ... Story and picture...

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Pictured: ECU's Dylan Brown follows through on a swing against UNCW Wednesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The senior leftfielder went 3-for-5 with two runs batted in to help the Pirates climb out of an early hole for an 8-5 win. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)



Pirates on the field, pirates in the streets

Saturday was one of those magical days that make me so thankful the good Lord stationed me in Eastern North Carolina for all of these years. ... More from Brian Bailey...


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Pirates finish strong, avert sweep

NORFOLK  — The possibility of being swept at Old Dominion was very real as East Carolina trailed 7-4 after seven innings on Sunday. The Pirates battled back with a run in the eighth and two in the ninth to extend the Conference USA contest before erupting with five runs in the 12th for a 12-7 win. ... More...



Offense and sun shine

Defense will sometimes get the best of the offense in an intra-squad scrimmage. Sometimes reads are facilitated when the stop corps has gained a degree of familiarity with what the other side of the ball is doing. Sometimes it's simply easier to disrupt than to create. Saturday's Purple-Gold game was an exception as 55 snaps produced 403 yards of offense and nary a turnover. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: Quarterback Shane Carden sprints out in the spring game. (Photo by Al Myatt. ©

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