ECU baseball update: Sweep of No. 6 Cal State Fullerton Propels Pirates into National Polls
East Carolina is ranked in three of the four major college baseball polls
CUSA Fans Director of Content and East Carolina sports correspondent Thomas "Bubba" Rosenbaum provides us with his latest update on the ECU Pirates baseball team.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
After being absent from the polls since late March of the 2005 season, the Diamond Pirates are back in them following last weekend’s eye-opening sweep of perennial national power and No.6 Cal State Fullerton.
The Pirates (12-6), who are ranked as high as 25 th in the Baseball America poll, outscored the Titans, 20-6, in their series—winning 6-1, 2-0 and 12-5. Following a disappointing 2-5 start, Billy Godwin’s club has won 10 of its last 11 games. ECU has also defeated four Top 12 teams in its last seven games.
East Carolina is also ranked 27 th in the Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA polls. It just missed the cut in the ESPN/Sports Weekly Poll, coming in at 32 nd according to the number of points it received.
There is no time for the Pirates to pat themselves on the back, however, as they will play five home games in five days this week. ECU collected an 8-5 win over Radford on Tuesday. The Pirates and Highlanders will meet again on Wednesday before welcoming Michigan to town for a three-game set this weekend. The Pirates and Wolverines series was scheduled to be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; however, the teams will now play a doubleheader on Saturday to accommodate Michigan’s travel plans.
*Stay tuned for a recap of the two-game set with Radford and a preview of the Michigan series.