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East Carolina ace Evan Kruczynski returns to lead an experienced pitching staff (Aaron Fitt)


Fall Report: East Carolina

Fall Report

GREENVILLE, N.C. — The best college baseball teams are usually stacked with upperclassmen. East Carolina was loaded with juniors last year when it won the Charlottesville Regional and pushed Texas Tech to the brink in the Lubbock Super Regional. But unlike most veteran super regional teams, the Pirates brought almost everybody back for another year.

Amazingly, no ECU players were drafted last June. Some of them, like ace lefty Evan Kruczynski (who wants to be a coach) and catcher Travis Watkins (a good student who wants to get his MBA), probably could have gone pro last year but[…]


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