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After falling in the NCAA Charlottesville Regional Final to overall top seed Virginia to conclude the 2011 baseball campaign, East Carolina head coach Billy Godwin was faced with rebuilding a depleted pitching staff. The Pirate skipper and his staff had to find a way to cope with losing a stable of arms that produced the nation's seventh-best team earned run average (2.67) last season. The group saw five of its members ink professional contracts this offseason and witnessed the departure of All-American Seth Maness. Suddenly, arms were at a premium.

Johnny Narron named hitting coach for Milwaukee Brewers

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Johnny Narron, a former Brewers Minor League coach and manager and the older brother of bench coach Jerry Narron, will fill the post vacated when Sveum was hired to manage the Chicago Cubs. Johnny Narron spent the past five seasons with the Reds and Rangers as an around-the-clock mentor to 2010 American League MVP Josh Hamilton.

Baseball Announces 2012-13 Recruiting Class

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Two junior college players and 10 high school seniors have committed to play baseball at East Carolina University in 2013, head baseball coach Billy Godwin announced today. The latest group of standouts will enroll at ECU in the fall of 2012 and will take the diamond for the Pirates in 2013.

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