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Keith LeClair Classic: ECU vs. Maryland (Preview)

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East Carolina looks to improve to 6-1 this afternoon when it clashes with Maryland in the LeClair Classic finale. Maryland has been impressive thus far in 2012. The Terrapins opened the campaign with a road series win at UCLA. They have knocked off Western Carolina (3-0) and Purdue (11-1) to improve their record to 4-1.

With a Pirate win today, both teams will finish the tournament with a 2-1 record.

Here's more news and notes for today's ECU vs. Maryland game...

Inside Saturday's Box Scores (Feb. 25, 2012)

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East Carolina earned a split in a pair of contests on Saturday at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Purdue (4-1) knocked off the Pirates (5-1) by a score of 6-4 in the tournament opener for both teams.

The Pirates overcame an early deficit by plating three runs in the sixth against Western Carolina later in the afternoon en route to a 3-1 victory.

Here's more insight into today's games...

East Carolina heads into this weekend's Keith LeClair Classic sporting a 4-0 record, its best start since the 2009 season.

This year's tournament features four teams (ECU, Western Carolina, Maryland and Purdue) with a combined 13-1 ledger. Maryland is the only team with a loss, but the Terrapins collected an impressive series win last weekend on the road against UCLA.

The Pirates square off against Purdue in today's second game. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET.

Here's more insight into the contest... 

Inside Wednesday's Box Score (Feb. 22, 2012)

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John Wooten belted a go-ahead, two-run home run in the sixth inning and East Carolina tacked on four insurance runs in the ninth as it defeated Old Dominion 10-4 in the 2012 road opener.

With the game knotted at four, Wooten delivered the decisive blow on an 0-1 offering from ODU's Erick Baker. The blast gave ECU a 6-4 advantage, a lead it would not relinquish.

The Pirates move to 4-0 for the first time since the 2009 campaign.

Here's more insight into Wednesday's victory...

East Carolina opened its 2012 season in impressive fashion with a three-game sweep of Milwaukee. The Pirates look to stay undefeated and move to 4-0 for the first time since 2009.

ECU will face a familar opponent, former Colonial Athletic Association foe Old Dominion. The Monarchs defeated the Pirates 7-4 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium in last year's only meeting between the two schools.

Here's more insight into Wednesday's road opener in Norfolk...

Reynolds Shines in Sweep

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 The 2012 East Carolina baseball team began the season with many question marks. Its most pressing concern was replacing a pitching staff which saw the departure of two weekend starters and a handful of big arms in the bullpen.

Seth Simmons was one of five hurlers selected in last summer's MLB Amateur Draft. The loss of the all-time leader in saves at ECU left the backend of the 'pen with a gaping hole.

Several names emerged in the offseason as to who would fill the void in Simmons' absence.

The Pirates may have found their stopper in a convincing sweep of Milwaukee.

Inside Saturday's Box Score (Feb. 18, 2012)

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East Carolina began the 2012 campaign in impressive fashion as it earned a series sweep over Milwaukee with two victories on Saturday. In the first game of the doubleheader, Jharel Cotton provided the Pirates with a quality start to go along with a trio of home runs as the offense exploded late on the way to a 16-1 victory. In the second game of the twin-billing, ECU overcame a three-run deficit by plating four runs in the bottom of the seventh on its way to a 6-3 victory.

Here's more insight into the pair of victories...

Inside Friday's Box Score (Feb. 17, 2012)

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On Friday, East Carolina's baseball team knocked off Milwaukee-Wisconsin 4-0 in the 2012 season opener. Senior southpaw Kevin Brandt threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings while Jack Reinheimer, Philip Clark, John Wooten and Tim Younger each collected a pair of hits.

Here a few things you might have missed in yesterday's victory: