ECU announces fall baseball Meet the Pirates schedule

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Published: Oct. 13, 2017 at 3:31 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Pirate Nation will get their first chance to meet the 2018 Pirates up close and personal on Saturday, Nov. 4, as ECU will host its Fall “Meet the Pirates” Event at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

With gates opening at 12 noon, members of the Pirate Nation can come out and catch an intra-squad scrimmage, which will begin at 1 p.m. (ET) and is free to the public. Fans in attendance will receive a 2018 schedule poster as part of the autograph session, which will be held inside the first and third base dugouts following the scrimmage.

Fans will have a chance to tour the facilities at Clark-LeClair Stadium beginning at 1 p.m., and after the scrimmage, kids in attendance will have a chance to run the bases.

During his three years at the helm of the program, Godwin has guided ECU to a pair of NCAA Regional berths, a Super Regional appearance, an American Athletic Conference Tournament title and a 110-72-1 (.604) overall record. Five players have earned All-America honors, five were named to the Charlottesville All-Regional Team, eight took home all-conference honors (eight first-teamers), nine were selected as American Player-of-the-Week, while three were drafted by Major League Baseball teams.

The Pirates, who began fall workouts on Oct. 5, will scrimmage every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium leading up to their annual Purple & Gold World Series, which will be held Nov. 9-11 and is free of charge to the fans.

ECU returns 20 letterwinners, including 2016 Freshman All-American Dwanya Williams-Sutton, 2017 Freshman All-American Spencer Brickhouse and 2017 AAC All-Tournament Team selection Jake Agnos. In all, the roster consists of 11 freshmen, 10 sophomores, 11 juniors and four seniors.

Also stepping onto the diamond are 16 newcomers, a group that consists of two infielders (Connor Litton and Collin Watt), three outfielders (Chandler Jenkins, Josh Netterville and Jeremy Whitehead), two catchers (Seth Caddell and Spencer Smith), one utility player (Bryson Worrell), one two-way player (Alec Burleson), and seven pitchers (Zach Barnes, Cole Beavin, Austin Covers, Noah Jones, Jake Kuchmaner, Willy Strong and Gavin Williams). Recently the 2017-18 recruiting class garnered a No. 19 national ranking by Baseball America.

2017 Meet the Pirates Fall Schedule (free to public)

12 noon: Clark-LeClair Stadium gates, concessions stand and speed pitch inflatable open to the public.

1 P.M.: Facility tours begin.

4 P.M.: Kids Run the Bases

4:15 P.M.: Autograph session with players and coaches.

5 P.M.: Event ends.

Purple & Gold World Series Schedule (free to public)

Game 1: Thursday, Nov. 9 (TBD)

Game 2: Friday, Nov. 10 (TBD)

Game 3: Saturday, Nov. 11 (TBD)