Sophomore Jack Reinheimer
Sept. 28, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina head baseball coach Billy Godwin has announced the dates, times and rosters for the program's annual Purple and Gold World Series, which is slated to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
This year's annual fall intra-squad scrimmage will consist of five games over a two-week period with assistant coach Nick Schnabel managing the Gold team and volunteer assistant coach Jesse Lancaster leading the Purple squad.
The Pirates, who started fall practice on Sept. 7, will play a pair of seven inning games on Oct. 4 (7:30 p.m.) and Oct. 6 (4 p.m.) and a trio of nine inning affairs on Oct. 5 (3:15 p.m.), Oct. 12 (3:15 p.m.) and Oct. 13 (4 p.m.). Admission is free to all Pirate fans.
Coming off its 11th NCAA Regional appearance in the last 13 seasons, ECU welcomes back 21 letterwinners including 2011 Second-Team All-Conference USA performers Kevin Brandt and Zach Wright. Joining Brandt and Wright are All C-USA performers Ben Fultz (freshman team/ '11), Chase McDonald (freshman team/ '11), Corey Thompson (second-team/ '10 and all-tournament/ '11), Jack Reinheimer (freshman team/ '11) and John Wooten (freshman team/ '11). The trio of Fultz, McDonald and Wooten were also named to the Charlottesville All-Regional Team a year ago.
Also stepping onto the diamond are 12 new faces, which consist of junior college transfers Jay Cannon (Brunswick), Jharel Cotton (Miami Dade), Sam King (Eastern Oklahoma State) and Andy Smithmyer (Potomac State), as well as eight true freshmen: John Allen, Tyler Bolton, Dylan Dickens, Ryan Gupton, Jeff Hoffman, Deshorn Lake, David Lucroy and Nick Thompson.
Purple & Gold World Series (free to public)
Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 5 (3:15 p.m.)
Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 6 (4 p.m.)
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 12 (3:15 p.m.)
Game 5: Thursday, Oct. 13 (4 p.m.)