Surging ECU Finds Its Offensive StrideColumns
GREENVILLE, N.C. — The first month was a bit uneven for East Carolina, a very talented and experienced team that carried a No. 11 national ranking into the season. The Pirates weren’t bad — they still haven’t had a losing weekend, but they were a rather modest 8-5 after 13 games. Nagging injuries to each of ECU’s Big Three lineup linchpins — Bryant Packard, Spencer Brickhouse and Alec Burleson — played a significant role in the offense being just a bit out of sorts in the early going.
Now, those three dangerous lefthanded hitters are all healthy and heating up[…]