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The 10th Inning (Week Two Recap)

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The East Carolina baseball team was able to salvage a win against No. 10 Virginia earning a 4-3 victory in the series finally. On the season the Pirates own a 4-2 record, its fourth winning record through six games since the 2004. Despite surrendering 17 runs (six earned) on the weekend, ECU's hurlers boast a Conference USA best 1.56 team ERA.

The 10th Inning (ECU-UVa Preview)

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ECU will get its first true test of the season when they travel to No. 10 Virginia for a three-game series. Both teams enter the weekend riding stellar pitching as the Pirates boast an impressive 1.00 ERA, while the Cavaliers' hurlers have a 2.50 ERA.

The 10th Inning (Week One Recap)

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The East Carolina baseball team is off to a 3-0 start following a series opening sweep of Youngstown State at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. After one weekend the strength of the squad looks to be the pitching staff, who surrendered just three runs in 27.0 innings, while the starting trio of Seth Maness, Zach Woods and Mike Wright allowed just one in 17 innings - a lead off home run in the season opener.

The 10th Inning (Opening Weekend)

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It's hard to believe in less than two hours the East Carolina baseball team will be playing their final game of the opening weekend series against Youngstown State.

The 10th Inning (Season Preview Part II)

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It's OFFICIALLY OPENING DAY and what beautiful weather we have today as the East Carolina opens 2011 play at home against Youngstown State.

The 10th Inning (Season Preview Part I)

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After an uncharacteristic season a year ago in which the East Carolina baseball team posted a 32-27 (.542) record, sixth-year head coach Billy Godwin and his staff will look to 21 returning letterwinners to steer the Pirate ship back into post-season play.

The 10th Inning (Media's No. 23 Revealed)

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One of the longest evenings in a Sports Information Director (SID) career is when he/she starts putting together media credential packets for the start of their respective sports seasons. After collecting faxes and emails from our local media contingents over the past month, today was that day for me. It's actually a pretty entertaining time as I start getting pumped up for the upcoming baseball season, which is now just FOUR days away.

The 10th Inning (Preseason Honors Continue)

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Well game week is officially here!!!

Around the country nearly all 292 Division I teams will kick off the 2011 season searching for the feeling that South Carolina had at the end of last year when they topped UCLA for the College World Series (CWS) title in Omaha, Neb. at Rosenblatt Stadium.

The 10th Inning (Professional Pirates)

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Well just as East Carolina prepares for their season opener next week against Youngstown State, several former Pirates will be hitting the diamond as well pursuing their dreams of playing in the Major Leagues.

The 10th Inning (Preseason Honors)

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With the start of the collegiate baseball season right around the corner, I thought today would be a good time to recap some preseason honors for the 2011 East Carolina Pirates.

The 10th Inning (Meet The Pirates)

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Hello Pirate fans!!

WOW - what a great day it has been for the Pirate Nation. What's so great about you ask? Well today was the 11th Annual "Meet the Pirates" luncheon, which was held the Murphy Center's Harvey Banquet Hall.

The 10th Inning (Feb. 4)

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With two weeks left until the start of the 2011 baseball season, today we introduce freshmen Austin Blake (outfielder) and Will Connerley (catcher). These two men are part of 12 newcomers that will wear the Purple and Gold this season and look to help the Pirates reach the College World Series.

The 10th Inning (Feb.2)

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Dario Santangelo earned three letters for coach Scott Runkel at Bishop George Ahr High School where helped the Trojans to a 14-7 record as a senior.

The 10th Inning (Feb. 1)

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Jack Reinheimer has had success at every level on the diamond during his prep career. In 2009 the junior infielder batted .337 with a home run, 18 RBI and drove in 21 runs en route to Ardrey Kell's first ever state championship title, which came in just the school's third year of existence.