Greenville Regional Preview: Potential Burns-Yesavage showdown looms large


Checking the Field

East Carolina is hosting a regional for the fifth time in the last six completed seasons, and the Pirates won three of the four regionals it has hosted in that span. For a while this year, the Pirates were a strong contender for a top-eight national seed, but key injuries on the mound led to an uneven final three weeks and a slide in the RPI, putting their hosting chances in question. But they snagged the final host spot, and they’re extremely hard to beat in the postseason at Clark-Leclair Stadium. But ECU drew one[…]