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The East Carolina baseball team will hold its first official fall practice on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium sixth-year head coach Cliff Godwin
confirmed on Wednesday.
The Pirates, who began individual workouts back on August 26, will conduct their first intra-squad scrimmage on Friday, Sept. 27 (4:15 p.m.), which will be followed by additional scrimmages on Saturday (1:15 p.m.) and Sunday (11:05 a.m.). Throughout the six-week practice session, ECU will scrimmage every Friday, Saturday and Sunday leading up to its annual Purple-Gold World Series, which will be held Nov. 1-3 (timed to be determined) and is free of charge to the fans.
ECU will play a pair of exhibition games this fall when it travels to Virginia on Sunday, Oct. 13 before hosting Liberty on Sunday, Oct. 20.
Godwin and his staff officially welcomed 20 newcomers to campus in August, which features six position players, 12 pitchers and a pair of two-way players.
The 2019-20 recruiting class, which garnered a No. 40 national ranking by Collegiate Baseball, consists of one infielder (Charlie Larson), one outfielder (Trevor Losito), three catchers (Matt James, Ben Newton and Justin Wilcoxen), a pair of two-way players (Zach Agnos and Skylar Brooks), one utility player (Alec Makarewicz) and 12 pitchers (Cody Benton, Parker Boyle, Elijah Gill, Trystan Kimmel, Dylan Lawson, Nick Logusch, C.J. Mayhue, Nate Nabholz, Kenny Schechter, Carson Whisenhunt, A.J. Wilson and Bradley Wilson).
The Pirates return 17 letterwinners, including USA Collegiate National Team member and All-American Alec Burleson
as well as AAC All-Conference performers Tyler Smith
(2018) and Jake Kuchmaner
(2019). In all, the roster consists of 12 freshmen, nine sophomores, 13 juniors and four seniors.
Dates To Remember
: Road scrimmage at Virginia
: Home scrimmage vs. Liberty
: Purple-Gold World Series