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East Carolina returns to the diamond this evening to kickoff a three-game series with the visiting UAB Blazers.

The Pirates are coming off an extra-inning setback at the hands of N.C. State on Wednesday night after dropping their first Conference USA series of the 2012 campaign last weekend at UCF.

UAB claimed its league-opening set against Marshall. Here's more insight into ECU's first home C-USA series of the year...

Tarran Senay hit an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the 11th inning to give N.C. State a 4-3 victory over East Carolina Wednesday night at Doak Field in Raleigh.

The Pirates drop to 16-8 on the year while the Wolfpack improves to 17-5.

Here's more insight into the midweek thriller...

Wednesday Preview: East Carolina at N.C. State

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After dropping two of three this past weekend on the road against No. 19 UCF, East Carolina (16-7) looks to respond by claiming the season series over in-state rival N.C. State on Wednesday night in Raleigh.

The Wolfpack (16-6) suffered setbacks in games two and three of its series with No. 5 North Carolina this weekend, including a 7-4 loss in last night's nationally-televised ESPNU Game of the Week.

Here's more insight into the the midweek clash...

After Tuesday night's 6-5 victory over in-state rival No. 11 North Carolina State,  No. 25 East Carolina hits the road Wednesday for another contest versus a foe from the Tar Heel State.

The Pirates will take on High Point before traveling to Orlando this weekend for their Conference USA opening series against UCF, which is ranked among the nation's top-20 teams.

NOTE: Due to back-to-back midweek contests, the preview for ECU's tilt against the Panthers will not include totals from the East Carolina vs. N.C. State matchup. The High Point Panthers did not play on Tuesday as their game against Appalachian State was postponed due to inclement weather.

Here's more insight as East Carolina looks to pick up a win at Williard Stadium...

No. 25 East Carolina (15-4) scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and held off Wolfpack rallies in the seventh and ninth innings to claim a 6-4 victory over one of the nation's hottest clubs in No. 11 N.C. State.

Jeff Hoffman recorded his first career start on the mound as a collegiate and overcame three runs in the second by The Pack (15-4) to notch a solid debut on the bump. He lasted five innings allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits.

Here's more insight into the Pirates' dramatic one-run victory over their in-state rival...

After sweeping Penn State last weekend, No. 25 East Carolina welcomes No. 18 NC State to Greenville on Tuesday for a midweek clash.

The in-state rivals have not squared off since the Wolfpack claimed a 4-2 victory over ECU Apr. 5, 2011 in Raleigh.

NCSU enters the tilt winners of its last six, a streak which includes five triumphs over teams ranked among the nation's top-35 clubs (Georgia Tech and Wake Forest).

The Pirates are ranked No. 25 in the latest Perfect Game poll and have won six of their last seven contests and nine of the last 11.

Here's more insight into Tuesday night's showdown...

East Carolina continued its winning ways Sunday with a come-from-behind 7-4 victory over Penn State as it captured its third win in as many days over the Nittany Lions.

The Pirates (14-4) trailed by two runs heading into the bottom of the seventh, but used six walks to grab a 6-4 lead before adding another run in the eighth to cap the scoring.

Here's more insight into the victory...

Inside Saturday's Box Score: Comeback Recap

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East Carolina staged a furious ninth-inning rally to tie the game and eventually beat Penn State, 6-5, in the 10th to grab a series victory over the Nittany Lions Saturday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Pirates improved to 13-4 on the season while PSU moved to 3-13.

Here's more insight into the comeback...

Jay Cannon clubbed a walk-off solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give East Carolina a 5-4 victory over Penn State Friday night at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

After East Carolina posted a pair of runs in both the second and third innings to grab a 4-0 advantage, Penn State rallied and eventually tied the score in the top of the ninth as Montesinos crossed home after a wild pitch by Drew Reynolds.

Here's more insight into the dramatic series opener...

After dropping a midweek non-conference matchup against VCU Tuesday night, the Pirates welcome Penn State to Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium for a three-game set.

The Nittany Lions (3-11) will head home after their stay in Greenville after opening the season with 17 consecutive games outside of State College.

Here's more insight into the St. Patrick's Day weekend series...

Inside Tuesday's Box Score: VCU 18, ECU 11

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VCU (11-6) exploded for six runs in the sixth inning to break a 6-6 tie on its way to a 18-11 victory over ECU in a slugfest Tuesday night at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

The Pirates (11-4) fell behind 1-0 in the top of the first, but responded emphatically with five runs in the bottom half of the opening stanza to grab an early advantage.

However, VCU's offense - led by Bill Cullen and Joey Cujas - knotted the score at 5 in the second frame setting the tone for its outburst at the plate in a matchup of former Colonial Athletic Association foes.

Here's more insight into ECU's setback at the hands of the Rams...

East Carolina has won six of its last seven games - including three wins in last weekend's DRASH Alabama Classic - and looks to continue the impressive streak with a Tuesday tilt against former Colonial Athletic Association foe Virginia Commonwealth at 5 p.m. (ET).

The Rams are coming off their first conference series of the 2012 campaign as they took two of three from Towson.

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

East Carolina Caps Perfect Weekend

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The Pirates could not have started their road trip to Alabama on a more negative note.

Following an 8-2 setback against Troy on Wednesday night, ECU headed into the weekend against three quality opponents - one which was ranked in the nation's top-15 - with a lopsided loss under its belt.

The trio of weekend contests could not have been more different than Wednesday's fiasco at Troy.

With a 9-4 victory over No. 20 Louisville on Sunday afternoon, the Pirates capped a perfect 3-0 weekend and head into the middle of March with an impressive 11-3 record.

Here's more insight into the Pirates three victory over No. 20 Louisville in the finale of the DRASH Classic.

Pirates Pick Up Pair Of Weekend Victories

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East Carolina defeated Alabama, 3-1, in day one of the DRASH Alabama Baseball Classic and followed by handling Oral Roberts, 4-2, on Saturday.

The Pirates moved to 10-3 on the year and they cap tournament action with an 11 a.m. (ET) contest against No. 14 Louisville on Sunday. Junior right-hander and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands native Jharel Cotton will toe the rubber for ECU while Louisville counters with Travis Tingle. Both hurlers enter the tilt with 2-0 records.

Here's more insight into the victories over Alabama and Oral Roberts as well as additional coverage of tomorrow's game against the Cardinals.

East Carolina won its second consecutive one-run contest with a 2-1 triumph over Stony Brook at a rain-soaked Lewis Field on Saturday night.

The Pirates got another strong performance on the mound from junior Tyler Joyner and Philip Clark delivered a game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh to claim the series win over the Seawolves.

Here's more insight into the victory...
Featuring two of the most highly-decorated active pitchers in the NCAA, Friday night's showdown between defending America East Champion Stony Brook and No. 30 East Carolina lived up to its billing. In a game that lasted just one hour and 52 minutes, the marquee matchup between ECU's Kevin Brandt and Seawolve ace Tyler Johnson was as good as advertised.

Brandt, a native of Fuquay Varina, turned in his best performance of the year against one of the most dangerous teams on the Pirates' 2012 schedule. The southpaw overwhelmed SBU as he tossed eight scoreless innings giving up just four hits and walking two. He was very democratic in his work retiring four batters by strikeout, eight by flyout and 12 via the groundout.

Here are some news and notes from Friday's shutout victory...

After dropping two of three contests in last weekend's Keith LeClair Classic, the Pirates (5-2) look to revert back to their winning ways as they welcome Stony Brook to Greenville on Friday.

SBU enters the contest with a perfect 4-0 record after dispatching Alabama State (twice) and Nicholls State (twice) to begin the 2012 campaign.

Here's some insight into the series...