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Austin Morgan added to East Carolina Coaching Staff

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GREENVILLE, N.C. – Austin Morgan has been named the volunteer assistant baseball coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head coach Billy Godwin Wednesday afternoon.

Morgan, who will work directly with the catchers and assist Ben Sanderson as a hitting instructor, was a two-year letterwinner at College of Charleston and helped the Cougars to 74 wins and a pair of Southern Conference Tournament appearances from 2008-09. Continue reading Austin Morgan added to East Carolina Coaching Staff

2012 Cape Cod Baseball League ASG: 5 Pitchers to Watch

The annual Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game took place this past Saturday night in Harwich, Massachusetts as the Eastern Division hosted the Western Division. Here are five pitchers that are worth following that took part in the 2012 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game. We have included video from the game where possible.  Continue reading 2012 Cape Cod Baseball League ASG: 5 Pitchers to Watch

East Carolina adds Ben Sanderson to Coaching Staff

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Former Pirate standout Ben Sanderson has been named assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, while also serving as the hitting and outfield instructor at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head baseball coach Billy Godwin Friday.

Prior to his return to ECU, Sanderson served four years as an assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University working with the Owls’ hitters and outfielders, while playing an integral role in its recruiting efforts. Continue reading East Carolina adds Ben Sanderson to Coaching Staff

2012 Conference USA Preseason Coaches Poll Released

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Conference USA announced its 2012 preseason baseball awards, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches. UCF junior utility player D.J. Hicks was chosen as the preseason Player of the Year, while Rice sophomore left-hander Austin Kubitza was named the preseason Pitcher of the Year. Rice was chosen to win the league’s championship. The Owls have won either the regular season or tournament championship in each of its first six years as a member of C-USA. Continue reading 2012 Conference USA Preseason Coaches Poll Released

East Carolina suspends Billy Godwin for Two Weeks

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GREENVILLE, N.C – East Carolina University Director of Athletics Terry Holland announced Tuesday that Pirate head baseball coach Billy Godwin will serve a two-week suspension without pay as a department-imposed corrective action for a self-reported National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) violation that involved impermissible housing benefits for volunteer coaches. Continue reading East Carolina suspends Billy Godwin for Two Weeks

ECU names Austin Homan Baseball Director of Operations

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GREENVILLE, N.C. – Former Pirate and two-time honorary No. 23 jersey recipient Austin Homan has been named Director of Baseball Operations at East Carolina University head coach Billy Godwin announced on Wednesday. Homan replaces Brian Cavanaugh who resigned in early January to take a teaching position within the university in the health and education department. Continue reading ECU names Austin Homan Baseball Director of Operations

Top 100 Countdown: 40. Chase McDonald (East Carolina)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 40 with East Carolina first baseman Chase McDonald. The 6’4 250 pound first baseman hails from Greenville, North Carolina and attended J.H. Rose High School. He was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Ronald Vincent. His senior season saw him hit 12 home runs and batting .510 for the Rampants on his way to team MVP and All-State honors. Heading into his senior season, he was named a Under Armour Preseason All-American. Continue reading Top 100 Countdown: 40. Chase McDonald (East Carolina)

Virgin Islands to East Carolina

By Sam Hickman, East Carolina Media Relations

After falling in the NCAA Charlottesville Regional Final to overall top seed Virginia to conclude the 2011 baseball campaign, East Carolina head coach Billy Godwin was faced with rebuilding a depleted pitching staff. The Pirate skipper and his staff had to find a way to cope with losing a stable of arms that produced the nation’s seventh-best team earned run average (2.67) last season. The group saw five of its members ink professional contracts this offseason and witnessed the departure of All-American Seth Maness. Suddenly, arms were at a premium. Continue reading Virgin Islands to East Carolina