ECU's Carter Spivey reacts after getting the last out to beat North Carolina on Sunday (Aaron Fitt)


Fitt Bits: Takeaways From A Thrilling UNC-ECU Series


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The annual traveling series between North Carolina and East Carolina has become must-see TV on the February calendar. Heading into this weekend, the series felt like a coin flip between the 11th-ranked Pirates and 12th-ranked Tar Heels, and they sure looked like two clubs that should be back-to-back in the rankings after playing a pair of taut, drama-packed games that teetered on a knife’s edge.

Ultimately East Carolina prevailed 6-5 in both contests Friday and Sunday (the Saturday game was postponed by weather and will be made up later this spring), and the games felt eerily[…]