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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.

East Carolina Pirates (4-2)
National Ranking: Receiving Votes (Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA) as of Feb. 21, 2011

Current Streak: W-1

Last Week: 1-2
Feb. 25 - Loss at No. 10 Virginia, 10-1
Feb. 26 - Loss at No. 10 Virginia, 4-3
Feb. 27 - Win at No. 10 Virginia, 4-3

Upcoming Week
Home vs. Campbell (Mar. 1)
Home vs. Pepperdine (Mar. 4-6)

Pirate Hitter of the Week
Corey Thompson, Junior, INF

For the second-straight week Thompson led the Pirates in batting with a .333 (4-for-12) average ... He drove in a pair of runs and scored one ...Currently he owns a four game hitting streak and has recorded at least one hit in 5 of 6 games this season ... He recorded his 31st career multi-hit game with his 2-for-4 performance at the plate in Sunday's 4-3 win over No. 10 Virginia ... Thompson swiped his first base of the season (second career) Sunday ... Extended current streak to 13-straight games (dating back to May 18, 2010) where he has reached base safely ... Thompson owns a career .381 career batting average, which ranks in the Top-5 among C-USA active players.

Pirate Pitcher of the Week
Mike Wright, Junior, RHP

Wright picked up his second win of the season topping 10th-ranked Virginia 4-3 on Sunday ... The right-hander carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning before surrendering a base hit to the second batter of the frame ... In all he allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits with four punch outs in a career-best seven innings of work ... Faced the minimum during the first, second and fourth frames and four hitters the third and fifth innings ... Did not allow an earned run until the seventh inning ... In all he faced 27 batters holding UVa to a composite .200 average ... On the season, Wright is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA in 12.0 innings and has fanned five batters.

Check out the full East Carolina Baseball Notebook online.

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