The East Carolina baseball team completed its Annual Fire of Blackbeard Challenge last week as the 2011 fall practice schedule came to an end, with Bryan Bass, Jake Harris, DeShorn Lake, Jake Reinheimer, Dario Santangelo, Andy Smithmyer, Corey Thompson and Timothy Younger guiding team Red to the Seventh Annual Title. For Bass (2010) and Thompson (2009) it is the second time they have been on the winning team.
Head Coach Billy Godwin and his staff broke the squad into five groups and put them through a series of challenges that tested endurance, strength and teamwork.
"This was once again another exciting and fun event," said Godwin. "Every year we continue to get stronger and faster from the previous year and that is a credit to Coach Tanner Kolb (strength and conditioning) and Zac Womack (athletic trainer), who have done a remarkable job putting our players in a position to succeed during this event and on the baseball diamond.
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