Pirates Close Weekend With Maryland
Feb. 12, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. - After a 2-2 record through the first two days at the Red & Black Showcase, the East Carolina softball team looks to head back to Greenville with a winning record after Sunday's contest against Atlantic Coast Conference foe Maryland. The Pirates have defeated Lipscomb and Iowa, but fallen to Illinois State and No. 3 Georgia.
The Pirates Against The Terrapins
In the most recent game, Feb. 16, 2007, at the FAU Dunkin' Donuts Classic, ECU fell 9-1 in six innings. A Jessica Johnson second-inning home run was all the offense the Pirates managed. Toni Paisley started and surrendered six runs, five earned, on six hits in two innings of work.
Paisley and Sutton have been nearly as impressive this season. Paisley has thrown two-straight shutouts and in Sutton's last start, at No. 3 Georgia, she allowed just one run on four hits.
And More Zeros
This season, the Pirates did not wait so long to blank an opponent, shutting out Lipscomb and Iowa in the team's two victories.
ECU History Against The Atlantic Sun, Missouri Valley, Big Ten, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conferences
The Terrapins represent ECU's first Atlantic Coast Conference foe this season. The Pirates are 82-133 against the ACC schools heading into tomorrow's contest.
Captain Clutch Strikes Again
A year ago, Riggs plated the winner in the April 14 opener at N.C. State with an eighth-inning hit up the middle, in the April 17 second game against UTEP with a seventh-inning walk-off single to left field and in the May 1 nightcap against Southern Miss with a game-ending hit through the left side in the bottom of the seventh. The game-winners accounted for 37.5 percent of Riggs' hit total last season.