|No. 24 East Carolina vs. William & Mary
Apr. 18, 2012 | 6 p.m. (EST)
RADIO: WNCT 1070 AM
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Tonight's game will mark the 93rd meeting between the two schools ... ECU holds a commanding 74-18 all-time lead ... The last meeting was held on Mar. 4, 2003 in Greenville with William & Mary walking away with a 2-1 victory.
Tuesday: UNC Wilmington 10, East Carolina 1 (Final)
Wednesday: RHP DeShorn Lake (0-1, 7.11 ERA) vs. LHP Matt Wainman (3-3, 3.89 ERA)
THINGS TO KNOW
Freshman DeShorn Lake is scheduled to make his second collegiate start against William & Mary on Wednesday ... Made first collegiate start against ODU (4/11) where he worked 2.1 innings allowing two runs (both earned) on five hits with two strikeouts ... In six appearances (one start) has allowed nine runs (five earned) on 13 hits ... Fanned four, while walking one in 6.1 innings ... Suffered first loss of his career in relief against VCU (3/13) ... Did not allow a run in first two outings of the season (Milwaukee and Troy) ... Selected in the 12th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox ... At Menchville High School was named to a pair of all-america teams (Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game) garnering second-team honors ... Posted a 15-4 record with a 2.08 ERA, 131 strikeouts and 61 walks as a senior ... 2010-11 AFLAC All-America selection ... Played with sophomore Austin Chrismon at Menchville High School ... One of two players from St. Thomas, Virgin Island - Jharel Cotton is the other.
Jake Reinheimer batted a team-best .476 (10-for-21) on the weekend during ECU's 3-2 week, which included its third-straight Conference USA series win ... The sophomore also led the Pirates in hits (10), RBI (8) and multi-hit games (4) ... With at least one hit in all five games, Reinheimer extended his current hitting streak to eight games dating back to April 3 against UNC Wilmington ... Four of his 10 hits were extra-base hits (3 doubles, triple) and he drove in at least one run in all five games (four two-RBI contests) ... Three of his four extra-base hits drove in two runs ... At Elon to start the week, he was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a pair of doubles ... In the ninth inning he broke a scoreless tie with a two-out RBI double ... The next night against ODU, he posted his third-straight two-hit game dating back to the series finale against Houston by going 2-for-4 with two RBI ... His two-out triple in the fourth inning tied the game at two ... In league play against Memphis, Reinheimer was 6-for-13 with four RBI, four runs scored, a double and a stolen base ... Friday night he added yet another multi-hit game going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored ... In the second frame he had a two-RBI double staking ECU to an early 2-0 lead ... He followed that with a RBI single in the seventh and another base hit in the ninth ... Saturday he posted his fifth-straight multi-hit game with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate ... He singled in the third inning ... Delivered another RBI base hit in the fifth and came around to score on Tim Younger's single later in the frame ... Reinheimer capped off his impressive week with his fifth-straight game on the week with an RBI ... In the fourth inning he laced a single to left field that scored Zach Wright ... He swiped his fifth base of the season in the frame moving into scoring position and came around to score on another Younger RBI single ... On the season he is batting .289 (43-for-149) with a pair of home runs, a triple, eight doubles, 18 RBI and has scored 22 runs.
Zach Wright continued his hot hitting on the week batting a team second-best .471 (8-for-17) with a home run, double, two RBI and six runs scored ... He also drew three walks and was hit three times reaching base a total of 13 times on the week ... Wright recorded three multi-hit games and scored at least one run in all five contests ... In the series finale he belted his second homer of the season and 33rd of his career on a two-run shot ... Behind the plate he threw out 3 of 5 base runners to push his season total to nine ... On the year he has raised his average to .304 (38-for-125) ... Currently he is tied for the team lead in doubles (8), while ranking second in RBI (26), runs (27) and walks (16).
Tim Younger batted .412 (7-for-17) on the week with three RBI, four runs, two doubles and four walks ... He recorded three multi-hit games and pushing his team lead to 14 ... With his opening game walk in the series finale, Younger has now reached base safely in 15 games dating back to March 24 at UCF ... Younger scored three runs in the series finale at Memphis, tying his season high ... He also added a pair of hits and an RBI single in ECU's 14-7 series clinching win ... Currently he leads the team with a .367 average (44-for-120), while ranking fifth in C-USA ... In league games only, he is batting a C-USA second-best .426 trailing only teammate John Wooten (.429).
John Wooten belted his team leading seventh home run (fourth in C-USA) in the series finale at Memphis sending a three-run shot over the left field wall ... On Sunday, he drove in a career-best five runs and collected four hits (tying career-best performance) ... He batted .350 (7-for-20) on the week with six RBI and scoring three runs ... On the season he is batting .333 (46-for-138) with 24 RBI and a team-best 31 runs ... He has also added 13 multi-hit and five multi-RBI contests.
Redshirt sophomore Tanner Merritt picked up a pair of saves on the weekend to push his season total to seven, which shares the team lead with Drew Reynolds and is tied for first in league action (all games) ... He worked 6.0 innings in three outings allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits with three strikeouts ... Heading into the series finale at Memphis, he had tossed 12.0 consecutive scoreless innings out of the bullpen dating back to Mar. 30 against UAB before giving up a pair a two-out run in the seventh inning in the series finale at Memphis ... He has appeared in a team-high 18 games posting a 2-2 record to go along with his seven saves ... Merritt boasts a 1.67 ERA with 23 strikeouts and has allowed nine runs (six earned) on 24 hits in 32.1 innings.
Heading into this weeks action, the Pirates are ranked No. 24 by Perfect Game and No. 29 by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association ... They are also receiving votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll sitting at No. 32.
In the latest RPI reports (Apr. 16), the Pirates have the third-best RPI in Conference USA ranking 23rd by WarrenNolan.com and 24th BoydsWorld.com ... In the NCAA's RPI report back on Apr. 10, the Pirates came in at No. 20.
Head Coach Billy Godwin recorded his 500th career win in the series opener against Houston on April 5 in ECU's 10-3 victory ... For his career, Godwin owns a 504-233-1 record ... He ranks second all-time on ECU's wins list (242) and trails only ECU Hall of Famer Gary Overton (427).