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Tar Heels face off vs Pirates

A lot is at stake for the Diamond Bucs, as in-state rival North Carolina travels to Greenville looking to end the Pirates’ winning ways today. The Pirates (24-16) are winners of four of their last five contests after their most recent series victory over Middle Tennessee last weekend. ECU may be catching the Tar Heels […]

Pirates find success in Queen City

Photo by Nick Faulkner

Despite being partially rained out, the ECU Track and Field team took home first place in five events this past weekend at the Charlotte 49ers Classic. A handful of Pirates set personal records at the meet, while four Pirates moved into the Top 10 all-time, while competing against UNC Wilmington, App State, USC Upstate, North […]

Lack of offense hurts ECU

Along with a weekend series against Middle Tennessee, ECU baseball played Old Dominion on Monday to play their fourth game in five days. The Pirates continued to face offensive struggles against Old Dominion on Monday. The Pirates hung with the Monarch’s early, but as David Lucroy’s start wore on, ODU added runs. Lucroy threw six […]

Semifinal loss ends ECU’s season

The men’s tennis team ended possibly the best season in ECU men’s tennis history with a 4-0 loss to No. 2-seed Tulane in the semi-finals of the Conference USA Championships. Senior Mario Martinez was defeated in a (6-1, 6-2) match against Sebastian Rey, ending his ECU tennis career. Tulane’s Sebatsian Rey added to his team’s […]

ECU takes two from Elon

Photo by Drew Carter

Even with the rain-shortened series versus the Elon Phoenix, the Lady Pirates softball team stayed hot on the diamond en route to the two-game sweep against their in-state opponent. The Lady Pirates (23-17) made a statement in game one of their series vs Elon (21-23-1) when they down the Phoenix, 4-2. Senior Shelby Johnson was […]

Men’s tennis prepares for conference tournament

Championship matches begin today, but the Pirates, who are ranked No. 3 in the tournament, won’t play until tomorrow. They were granted a first round bye, which means they have to wait for the winner of the first round match between No. 6-seed Charlotte and No. 11-seed Florida Atlantic. The Pirates have had a tough […]

Brandan Stith to transfer to Old Dominion

ECU Head Coach Jeff Lebo announced on Monday that freshman Brandan Stith will transfer to Old Dominion after the spring semester ends. The 6-foot-7, 215 pound forward made an instant impact with the Pirates during the past season. His 6.3 rebounds per game and 1.2 blocks a game were the best on a team that […]

Early exit from C-USA tournament for women’s tennis

Shock permeated the Virginia air Wednesday when the heavily favored Lady Pirates tennis team (12-11) suffered a shutout loss to the Tulane Green Wave (5-19) in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament in Norfolk, Va. Entering the postseason contest, ECU had recently posted close victories against formidable opponents Richmond and UNC Charlotte, leading […]

ECU club boxer takes home National Championship

ECU can celebrate. The Pirates have a national championship already for the 2014 season. No, Pirate football didn’t win the BCS National Championship, but rather ECU club boxer Brandon Knox was crowned the best in the land after his unanimous decision victory in Miami, Fla. Knox not only won a title that every boxer dreams […]

Pirates blast UNCW for win

Photo by Drew Carter

Despite getting off to a slow start on the mound and in the batter’s box versus UNC Wilmington, the Pirates captured an 8-5 victory on the back of Reid Love’s strong performance last night. Freshman pitcher Davis Kirkpatrick started for ECU, but was hit hard by the Seahawk batters. He only recorded three outs before […]

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