Pirates Go For Sunday Win
April 9, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. - After suffering a pair of one-run setbacks Saturday, East Carolina looks to win Sunday's 12:00 p.m. series finale with UCF. The Pirates (28-13, 8-6 C-USA) and Knights (15-22, 5-6 C-USA) played two extra-inning games Saturday and have gone additional frames six times in series history.
In The Top Three For Freshmen
Oshiro's base on balls during last Sunday's finale at Southern Miss gave her sole possession of third on the freshman record list with 26. One of the players Oshiro had been tied with is her head coach, Tracey Kee, who walked 25 times during the 1987 season.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming
Since the start of the 2009 season, only four Pirates have tallied more than 13 multiple-hit games in a year with Jessica Johnson's 16 in 2009 leading the way. Charina Sumner (15 in 2010) and Marina Gusman-Brown (14 in 2010) are the other Pirates to accomplish the feat.
Station To Station For The Foes
Twenty times this season (48.8 percent of games), the Pirate pitching staff has held the opponent hitless or to just singles. In 11 other contests, foes have been limited to one extra-base hit.
Hadn't Done That In A While
Its last loss when ahead through six was March 31, 2007, in a home contest versus Tulsa. In that game, ECU also led 1-0 going into the seventh, but gave up a leadoff solo home run to Sara Dyer to tie the game at 1-1. The Golden Hurricane went on to win 3-1 in nine innings.
East Carolina And The RPI
So far in 2011, the Pirates are 4-8 against teams in the top 50 of the RPI. ECU is 7-0 against teams ranked 51-100 and is 16-5 from 101 to the end of the rankings. The Pirates have captured a road triumph versus Maryland (RPI: 21), a home win against Memphis (RPI: 41) and two home victories over Tulsa (RPI: 20).
Stood There Like A House By The Side Of The Road