Pirates Ranked No. 29 By NCBWA

GREENVILLE, N.C. - On the heels of its second-straight Conference USA series win, the East Carolina baseball team garnered its first national ranking of the 2011 season coming in a No. 29 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

The Pirates (27-13, 8-7) and are one of three C-USA schools ranked this week by the NCBWA joining Southern Miss (No. 20) and Rice (No. 22). For the seventh-straight week ECU received votes for the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll.

ECU has arguably its most difficult week of the season approaching as they will travel to former Colonial Athletic Association foe Old Dominion for a Tuesday night game, before returning to Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium for the first of four consecutive games against nationally ranked teams (No. 15 North Carolina/April 27 and No. 20 Southern Miss/April 29-May 1).


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  • by Nike Fox Location: University Near Carrboro on Apr 26, 2011 at 04:04 PM
    We are highly over rated as a team. But the alumni still keep sending us money and the suckahs keep buying our logo! Lovin it
  • by Fred Location: NC on Apr 26, 2011 at 10:10 AM
    Tar Heels cheat. It's okay though, just win baby right?
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      by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 at 10:58 AM in reply to Fred
      Right Said Fred...
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Apr 26, 2011 at 09:10 AM
    RDoubleD, Tar Holes are overrated as anybody in the nation gets. Really, you are the one who's brain sucks so bad you could'nt get out of high school. Dave, you are mistaken. # 29 is not good enough. We need higher rankings resulting from more wins to come.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 at 09:57 AM in reply to Sam
      the Tar Heels are not overrated. they are 15th in this particular poll and based on their 32-10 record thats about right. what makes you think they are overrated? because YOU think so? anyway, being ranked 29 is not too shabby, there are what about 200 teams that wish they were ranked 29th? Go Heels and Pirates
  • by Dave Location: Lifting on Apr 26, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    Being ranked 29th in Greenville is good enough for a downtown Ticker Tape Parade.
  • by Really? Location: Wow!! on Apr 26, 2011 at 01:00 AM
    29th, You know your School Sucks when you are Proud of that. Ol well it is EZU!!
  • by RdoubleD on Apr 25, 2011 at 06:42 PM
    Woo Woo! We're # 29! Tarheels own you tricks!
  • by PIRATE FANATIC on Apr 25, 2011 at 05:13 PM
    Wooooooow wooooo hooooooo we are great!!!! I LOOOOOOOVE ECU!!! CONGRATS!!!! YAY!!!!!
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