East Carolina's Dixon WIlliams (Aaron Fitt)

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ECU shows its grit, snaps skid with key win vs. Rice

At The Ballpark

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Just a couple weeks ago, East Carolina seemed certain to cruise to the American Athletic Conference regular-season title and make a serious run at a top-eight national seed. But this is baseball, and the word “cruising” never truly applies. You can never stop grinding in this game, and grinding is embedded deep in the DNA of the ECU baseball program.

Adversity struck in late April. Three of ECU’s top arms were sidelined by injury — Jake Hunter was lost for the season, while No. 2 starter Zach Root and closer/national ERA leader Wyatt Lunsford-Shenkman both missed time[…]

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