Pirates top No. 13 Cavs in baseball

From college news releasesFebruary 28, 2011 

Junior Mike Wright worked a career-best seven innings, and Mike Ussery drove in three runs as East Carolina's baseball team defeated 13th-ranked Virginia 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Charlottesville, Va.

Wright (2-0) carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, allowing two runs on five hits with four strikeouts.

The Pirates (4-2) got two hits each from Corey Thompson and Phillips Clark.

Virginia (6-1) got two hits from Chris Taylor.

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Duke 13, Villanova 2: Duke (7-1) blasted a season-high 20 hits in a win over Villanova (2-4) to complete a series sweep at Durham.

Jeff Kremer, Jordan Betts and Chris Marconcini combined for 10 of Duke's 13 RBIs. Anthony D'Alessandro went 5-for-5, and Kremer finished 4-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs to lead the hit parade.

N.C. State 12, Coastal Carolina 3: N.C. State (3-3) scored seven runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 9-0 lead, and Danny Healey shut down 17th-ranked Coastal Carolina (4-4) on two hits in seven innings in the final game of Baseball at the Beach at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Brett Williams went 4-for-5, scored twice and drove in a run. Pratt Maynard went 2-for-6 with a triple and drove in three runs. Harold Riggins matched his career total with two triples in six at-bats, driving in a run with each. Tarran Senay went 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Seton Hall 3, North Carolina 1: Three Seton Hall pitchers held host No. 24 North Carolina (6-1) to four hits as the Pirates (2-4) salvaged the final game of a three-game series.

Seton Hall starter Joe Dirocco (2-0) gave up four hits in 61/3 innings, walking four and striking out four.

Louisburg 11-5, Anne Arundel 1-4: The host Hurricanes (11-5) swept a doubleheader, winning the second game in eight innings.


N.C. State scores season high: Junior Jess Panza's second career 9.9 helped host N.C. State to a season-high 195.350 points and a win over conference rival George Washington, which had 193.925 points.

Panza took three first-place finishes with a 9.9 floor exercise, a 9.875 beam routine and a 9.85 on the uneven bars. The junior becomes the first Pack gymnast this season to capture three first-place honors in a single meet and brings her tally for the season to a team-leading seven.


Conference USA women's championships: Senior Jenna Stewart won her second individual title of the championships at Houston as the Pirates finished second overall.

Stewart won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 49.73 seconds, breaking her own school record.

Rice was the champion with 702 points, followed by ECU (676.50) and SMU (658).

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