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Fall Report: East Carolina

Fall Report

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — East Carolina coach Cliff Godwin didn’t pitch Jake Kuchmaner or Tyler Smith in his team’s back-to-back seven-inning scrimmages at Virginia on Sunday because he already knew what they can do.

“But maybe we needed to, so we could win a game,” Godwin said. “I don’t like losing.”

Even in fall exhibitions that have no bearing on his team’s spring resumé, Godwin is in it to win it. His ability to instill his own competitiveness in his players has played no small part in the rise of East Carolina, which has hosted back-to-back regionals and been to two[…]


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