GREENVILLE, N.C. - On the heels of a perfect 4-0 week, which included its third non-conference series sweep, the East Carolina baseball team garnered its second national ranking of the 2011 season coming in a No. 30 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
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IRVING, Texas - East Carolina senior Zach Woods was named Conference USA Pitcher-of-the-Week league officials announced Monday. For Woods it is his second career honor and ECU's third of the season (Seth Maness/Mar. 7, Kevin Brandt/Mar. 21).
East Carolina recorded its third non-conference series sweep over the weekend and posted a perfect 4-0 week improving its record to 34-17. The Pirates pitching staff tossed a pair of shutouts and allowed just two runs in four games sporting a 0.50 ERA.
East Carolina recorded its fourth Conference USA series win taking 2 of 3 games from Marshall over the weekend. The Pirates used a pair of impressive ninth inning rallies including erasing a six-run deficit in the series opener scoring five two-out runs. On Sunday, the Pirates scored three runs in the top half of the ninth for its 30th win of the season when Jonathan Holt crossed home on a suicide squeeze off the bat of Philip Clark.
East Carolina managed to salvage game three of the Conference USA series against No. 15 Southern Miss over the weekend, 7-6. In arguably their most difficult week of the season, the Pirates hosted four games against nationally-ranked teams going 1-3. Seth Maness (6-3, 1.93 ERA) picked up the lone win in his return back to the mound tossing four scoreless innings Sunday afternoon, while John Wooten led the club with a .467 (7-for-15) average.