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Terrapins Top Pirates In LeClair Classic Finale, 2-1

Terrapins Top Pirates In LeClair Classic Finale, 2-1

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 26, 2012 – Alfredo Rodriguez’ RBI single in the top of the ninth lifted Maryland (5-1) to a 2-1 victory over No. 20 East Carolina (5-2) in the final game of the Ninth Annual Keith LeClair Classic at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium Sunday afternoon. Box Score: Box Score With the score knotted at one, Rodriguez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and singled through the left side scoring Andrew Amaro for the go ahead run. KJ Hockaday reached on a fielder’s choice bunt then took third on a pair of ECU throwing errors following Jack Cleary’s at-bat putting two runners in scoring position. Tanner Merritt (0-1) hit Charlie White to load the bases for Rodriguez, […]

Lights! Camera! Action! Celebrate North Carolina Film

Lights! Camera! Action! Celebrate North Carolina Film

RALEIGH – North Carolina citizens and filmmakers have a fascination with the silver screen, and filmmaking is part of North Carolina.  That rich past is captured in ” Celebrate North Carolina Film,” part of the “Celebrate North Carolina” initiative of the Office of First Gentleman Bob Eaves and arranged in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.  Historic documentaries, futuristic films and everything in between are made in North Carolina. “In North Carolina, film is more than just entertainment, it’s a way for us to share our stories with the world and an important sector of the economy,” said Eaves. “We are fortunate to have the unique combination of outstanding, scenic locations and a skilled and creative workforce. In […]

Battery Mates Joyner and Wright Spark ECU, 3-1

Battery Mates Joyner and Wright Spark ECU, 3-1

GREENVLLE, N.C. Feb. 25, 2012 – East Carolina’s battery mates Tyler Joyner and Zach Wright each shined in game three of the Ninth Annual Keith LeClair Classic propelling the Pirates (5-1) to a 3-1 win over Western Carolina (4-2) Saturday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. The win follows ECU’s first loss of the season, which came at the hands of Purdue in game two of the four-team event. Final Stats: Box Score ECU’s victory was highlighted by a dominating performance on the mound by the left-hander Joyner (2-0), who gave up just one run in seven innings of work, while striking out three. In two outings thus far, Joyner has surrendered just one run on four hits in 11 […]

Pirates Wrap Up Road Schedule At Marshall

Pirates Wrap Up Road Schedule At Marshall

GREENVILLE, NC – In the teams’ first meeting, the Pirates out-rebounded the Herd 38-36, but Marshall currently is a +4.0 in rebounding margin. THE SERIES: MARSHALL East Carolina and Marshall meet for the 17th time in a series that began in 1980 . ECU owns a 10-6 lead overall and has won seven of the last eight matchups as well as five consecutive over the Herd. KEEPING IT CLOSE OR BUILDING A LEAD The victory over Houston ended a nine-game stretch where ECU allowed its opponents to build a double-digit lead. In the last three contests, the Pirates have trailed by no more than five points and raced out to a 25-point cushion against UCF – their fourth largest in […]

Gamecock Men’s Golf Opens Spring Schedule at Seahawk Invitational on Sunday

Gamecock Men’s Golf Opens Spring Schedule at Seahawk Invitational on Sunday

COLUMBIA, S.C. Feb. 25, 2012 – The South Carolina men’s golf team opens its spring season on Sunday with the first two rounds of the Seahawk Invitational hosted by UNC Wilmington. The tournament runs through Monday at the Country Club of Landfall’s par-72, 6,946-yard Nicklaus Course in Wilmington, N.C. The Gamecocks look to continue their success after a strong close to the fall schedule with a second-place finish at the Rees Jones Invitational and a fifth-place showing at the Bridgestone Wyndham Collegiate. “We finished the fall with a little bit of momentum,” South Carolina head coach Bill McDonald said. “And I think we had a very productive break over the winter. We’ve had one of the most competitive qualifiers that […]

Softball Gains Split In Alabama

Softball Gains Split In Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Feb. 24, 2012 – The East Carolina softball team split its two games Friday at the Easton Bama Bash, topping SIU Edwardsville 6-5 in 10 innings before falling to No. 2 Alabama 4-2. A bases-loaded walk by sophomore Alex Fieldhouse plated the winning run in the opening contest, as the Pirates (6-4) came back for the win after allowing the Cougars (5-5) to tie the game with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. In game two, Lauren Sewell limited the Pirates to two hits and four players each tallied a run scored and RBI for the 9-0 Crimson Tide. SIU Edwardsville Box Score | SIU Edwardsville Box Score in PDF Format Alabama Box Score | Alabama Box […]

Pirates Blank The Captains To Stay Perfect At Home

Pirates Blank The Captains To Stay Perfect At Home

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 24, 2012 – The East Carolina men’s tennis team remained unbeaten at home Friday with a 7-0 win over the Christopher Newport Captains. The Pirates dropped only two matches all day at the Indoor Tennis Center to improve to 8-3 overall this season. The duo of John Schmitt and Patriek Wolterbeek had the first win for the Pirates, beating CNU’s Kyle Tobin and Robbie Wagner, 8-1 at No. 3. The tandem of Niels Cleeren and David Masciorini clinched the doubles point in favor of the Pirates, as they had a win in the No. 2 spot over Gianandrea Heyer and Thomas Whaling, 8-3. At No. 1 doubles, Joran Vliegen and Nicolas Soriano defeated Matt King and Eric Shulman […]

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Outer Banks History Center Debuts 150th Anniversary Civil War Exhibit

Outer Banks History Center Debuts 150th Anniversary Civil War Exhibit

MANTEO – The Outer Banks History Center will debut a new exhibit in the History Center Gallery on “First Friday,” March 2, “The Civil War Comes to Roanoke Island: Fishers, Fighters and Freedmen.”  It is part of a statewide and national commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. “The Civil War Comes to Roanoke Island: Fishers, Fighters and Freedmen” tells the story of how remote and sparsely populated Roanoke Island became the scene of an important battle early in the war, the part played by local residents, and the impact of military occupation through the end of the war. Letters, newspapers, artwork, and other materials from the History Center’s collections present the unique views of people who […]

Pirates Roll Past Knights, 65-50

Pirates Roll Past Knights, 65-50

GREENVILLE, N.C. Feb. 23, 2012 – Against a UCF team that has won two of the last three Conference USA Tournament titles and seems to always play its best basketball in late February, East Carolina turned the tables Thursday night, posting arguably its best effort of the campaign in a 65-50 triumph at Minges Coliseum. Box Score: East Carolina 65, UCF 50 | Post-Game Interviews With the victory, their third in the last four games which also avenged a 59-53 loss in Orlando earlier this season, the Pirates improve to 9-18 overall and 3-11 in C-USA play while the Knights fall to 12-14 and 7-7. Additionally, ECU pushed its 2011-12 home record to 8-5 – securing its ninth-straight winning season at […]

African American Watermen Featured in N.C. Maritime Museum Exhibit

African American Watermen Featured in N.C. Maritime Museum Exhibit

BEAUFORT – Images from the early the 1870s-1980s capture the workaday life of African American watermen in an exhibit at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort, through early June. The “African Americans and North Carolina Maritime History” exhibit’s 33 photographs are from the museum’s collection.  Scenes capture oystering, seafood processing, the Menhaden Chantymen singers, rescuers at coastal lifesaving stations, and other examples of the ways the watermen affected the state’s history, economy and society. The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort is located at 315 Front Street.  The three N.C. Maritime Museums are the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras; the N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort; and the N.C. Maritime Museum, Southport.  The museums are part of the Division of State History […]