ECU’s Pirate Club launches 9-stop tour to meet players, coaches
GREENVILLE The East Carolina University Pirate Club will launch its annual Pirate Armada tour April 21, making the first of nine stops this spring.
The tour opens in the Outer Banks before visiting Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Fayetteville, Winston-Salem, Beaufort County, Charlotte, Carteret County and New Bern.
The spring tour will enable the Pirate Club to travel to areas within its footprint and allow members, fans and friends to enjoy an up-close and personal experience with student-athletes, head coaches, assistant coaches and administrators from ECU Athletics.
Scheduled to appear on the 2016 Pirate Armada tour is head football coach Scottie Montgomery, head men's basketball coach Jeff Lebo, head women's basketball coach Heather Macy and director of athletics Jeff Compher.
Track and Field
NC State: The NC State No. 17 men’s and No. 20 women’s teams send six athletes with eight entries to the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships to compete Friday and Saturday at the Birmingham Crossplex. All of NC State’s qualifiers set a school record during their qualification process and four athletes are making at least their second trip to the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
Wake Forest: Men’s track and field freshman Robert Heppenstall will represent the Demon Deacons at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Campbell: Amanda Coffer hit the game-winning 3 as time expired to give eighth-seeded Lady Camels a 67-64 victory over ninth-seeded Coastal Carolina in the first round of the Big South Women’s Basketball Championship on Thursday afternoon. The Lady Camels (13-17) advance to take on top-seeded UNC Asheville in Friday’s first quarterfinal at noon.
Elon: After a solid effort in singles play, senior Robert Lindgren was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Week.
Campbell: After producing his second-straight third-place finish, Craig Hornberger has been named Big South Conference men’s golfer of the week.
Campbell: After producing her third top-five showing of the season, Nadine White has been named Big South Conference women’s golfer of the week.
Saint Augustine’s: The team rode the pitching of Hector Pichardo and its solid hitting to beat William Peace University 5-1 in a game between neighboring schools at the USA Baseball National Training Complex on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Mount Olive: Jack Sherrill's base hit in the bottom of the ninth lifted the team over Armstrong State 6-5 in non-conference baseball in Sumter, S.C. Wednesday night. Trojans battle back down by five to win the game in the final frame.
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