Pirates Ranked In Top 15 In Three Polls

UABSPORTS.COM Junior Jared Avchen
Junior Jared Avchen

June 2, 2009

GREENVILLE, N.C. - After winning the Greenville Regional in dramatic fashion Monday night against South Carolina and earning its first Super Regional appearance since 2004, the East Carolina baseball team moved into the top 15 in three major polls Tuesday afternoon.

The Pirates (46-18) are ranked No, 14 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Collegiate Baseball, while being tabbed No. 15 by Baseball America.

This week's rankings marks the longest active streak ranked in at least one poll, 16 consecutive weeks, since the 2004 season when they were ranked 17 straight weeks. Back in 2001, the Pirates were ranked in at least one poll the entire season, which consisted of 19 weeks.

The Pirates will open up Super Regional play Saturday, June 6 when they square off against No. 4 national seed North Carolina in Boshamer Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for Noon (EDT) and will be televised on ESPNU.