East Carolina Baseball Preview 2024

Entering our Top 25 in the East Carolina Pirates at No. 17, They are coached by Cliff Goodwin who is entering his tenth season at Greenville, NC.

Look for this squad to make noise in the AAC and their attempt to make a trip to Omaha.The Pirates last season went 47-19 (18-6 AAC),and lost in Charlottesville Regional

Head Coach is Cliff Godwin and in nine seasons he has a 351-170-1 record
Coach (record at school): Cliff Godwin (351-170-1, nine seasons)
A heavy chunk of the offensive production will return which include the top four hitters from 2023. Joey Berini hit ,318 , Justin Wilcoxen finished at ,317 while Carter Cunningham also was at .317 with Jacob Starling at ,311, Add Jacob Lenkins-Cosart a potential Top 100 in the MLB draft and the offense locals viable against all competitors.

Trey Yesavage was 7-1 with a 2.61 ERA will return to anchor the pitching staff along with lefty Zach Root as he was 3-3 and a 5.53 ER,
The best bullpen arm from last year Danny Beal (6-2, 2.70 ERA) is back, as well as Wyatt Lunsford-Shenkman (4-2, 4.24 ERA) and Jake Hunter (4-2, 4.71 ERA). George Washington transfer Chris Kahler (4-3, 3.57 ERA) will also be in the mix to get plenty of innings.

High hopes are in store for freshman outfielder Bristol Carter to break into a beast for coach Godwin.

Steady Luke Nowak returns after a second team All-ACC selection as he hit .288 with three triple nine doubles and led the tram with 20 stolen bases Nowak’s plus speed translates well to left field, where he is a strong defender.

The Pirates open up Feb. 16-18 against Rider at home and then take the road to face North Carolina the following weekend series

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