A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Junior right-handed pitcher Tanner Merritt has been suspended indefinitely from the East Carolina baseball team for a violation of team policy, head coach Billy Godwin announced Friday afternoon.
"In our program, we hold our student-athletes to a very high standard," Godwin said. "It's unfortunate, but Tanner has been suspended from the team this season due to a violation of team policy."
Merritt appeared in 25 games in 2012 posting a 2.91 ERA with a 3-6 record and eight saves.
The Pirates will start team workouts on Friday, Jan. 25 before opening the 2013 campaign at home against nationally-ranked Virginia on Friday, Feb. 15 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. (EST).
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