ECU Softball To Be Televised By FOX Sports Network

GREENVILLE, N.C. - The final contest of the East Carolina softball team's three-game set at UAB on March 17 will be televised live on the FOX Sports Network (FSN), according to an announcement by Conference USA officials. The contest will begin at 12 p.m. ET inside the UAB Softball Field.

The game will be ECU's fourth television appearance in as many seasons as the Conference USA Championship victories in 2010 and 2011 were broadcasted on the CBS Sports Network and the program had a regular season game at Houston shown on FSN last season. CBS Sports Network will also televise the 2013 C-USA Championship game on May 11 at 2 p.m. ET in Tulsa, Okla. inside the Collins Family Softball Complex.

ECU is one of six conference schools featured in the softball package this season along with UAB, UCF, Tulsa, Marshall and Houston.

East Carolina (5-3) hosts its final tournament of the 2013 season this weekend when it welcomes in Fairfield, Lehigh, Liberty and Notre Dame for the Pirate Invitational from Feb. 22-24 at ECU Softball Stadium. The Pirates begin play at the event on Friday with Lehigh at 2:30 p.m. and follow with a contest against Fairfield at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, ECU takes on Lehigh again at 3:30 p.m. and Notre Dame at 5:30 p.m. Finishing the weekend and the long home stand to start the season for the Pirates is a 1 p.m. tilt against Liberty on Sunday.