On the heels of Jay Cannon's walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth against Penn State on Friday, Mar. 16, the Pirates found themselves once again in a dogfight with the Nittany Lions in game two of the three game series at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Jeff Hoffman splashed onto the collegiate season as a true freshman in 2012 where he posted a 3-2 record with a 3.67 ERA in 73.2 innings and 55 strikeouts on his way to Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors.
If there was one pitcher on the team last year that just had bad luck despite his pitching performances on the mound, senior Kevin Brandt was that guy. The left-hander from Fuquay-Varina, N.C. tossed four complete games to lead the club and Conference USA - all in losing efforts.
Though ECU claimed just one victory in the opening Conference USA series against No. 19 UCF in late March, the Pirates shined in their lone appearance on national television walking away with a 15-6 win at Jay Bergman Field.
Every year before the start of the baseball season, one player is chosen at the annual "Meet the Pirates" fan session to wear East Carolina's honorary No. 23 jersey and on Jan. 28, senior Timothy Younger became the ninth recipient to earn the highest honor in the baseball program.
Drew Reynolds had perhaps the best week of his young career during the 2012 DRASH Alabama Classic helping the Pirates to three wins and the tournament title.
Opening Day is the start of all things new. It's a chance to wipe the slate clean from the previous season and start fresh.
John Wooten etched his name in the Pirate record books following a stellar junior campaign in which he became the 15th player in school history - first since Darryl Lawhorn in 2003 - to claim the Triple Crown.
East Carolina senior Timothy Younger produced his best weekend of baseball when he and the Pirates played host to Houston in early April at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Pirate Nation - now that we are 19 days away from the start of the 2013 season, we have decided to kick off the 10th Inning blog with a countdown of Top 10 moments from the 2012 season. Each day we will add a new post as we get closer to the season opener against nationally-ranked Virginia (Feb. 15 at 3 p.m.).