Blog Home

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

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

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

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

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

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

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...

Keith LeClair Classic: ECU vs. Maryland (Preview)

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

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...