ECU to play St. John’s, Washington and Duke

Published 10:41 am Friday, February 23, 2007

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
GREENVILLE — The East Carolina Pirates will host the ECU Invitational at Clark-LeClair Stadium this weekend.
The Pirates will play the St. John’s Red Storm today at 5 p.m., the Washington Huskies at 3 p.m. Saturday and the Duke Blue Devils Sunday at 2 p.m.
There will be a total of six games over the three days. Along with ECU’s games, Duke will play Washington today at 1 p.m., St. John’s will face Duke Saturday at 11 a.m. and Washington will battle St. John’s Sunday at 10 a.m.
T.J. Hose will start for the Pirates (2-5) on Friday. The junior right-hander is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA this season.
Dustin Sasser will get the nod for ECU on Saturday. The junior southpaw is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA.
Godwin wasn’t expected to name ECU’s Sunday starter until that day.
The Pirates enter the game hitting .264 as a team. ECU has six homers and 31 RBIs.
Harrison Eldridge is ECU’s leading hitting with a .462 clip.
Other top hitters for the Pirates are Dale Mollenhauer (one homer, nine RBIs, .333), Ryan Tousley (.308) and Brandon Henderson (two homers, six RBIs, .250).
St. John’s (0-3) is hitting .289 as a team to go with two homers and nine RBIs.
Brendan Monaghan (five RBIs) and Daniel Rose are both hitting .500 for the Red Storm. Other top hitters are Chris Anninos (.347), Anthony Smith (one homer, six RBIs, .313) and Sam DeLuca (.313).
Washington (0-3) is hitting .221 with five RBIs.
Andy Lentz leads the Huskies with a .455 average. Other top hitters for Washington are Kyle Conley (.400) and Matt Hague (.333).
Duke (7-0) has a .408 team batting average to go with three homers and 76 RBIs.
Matt Williams leads Duke with a .588 average. Other top hitters for Duke are Jonathan Anderson (.552, nine RBIs), Jimmy Gallagher (.538, one homer, 13 RBIs), Nate Freiman (.433, two homers, 12 RBIs), Ryan McCurdy (.355, eight RBIs) and Brett Bartles (.344, nine RBIs) and Alexander Hassan (.333).
1 p.m. – Duke vs. Washington
5 p.m. – East Carolina vs. St. John’s
11 a.m. – St. John’s vs. Duke
3 p.m. – East Carolina vs. Washington
10 a.m. – Washington vs. St. John’s
2 p.m. – East Carolina vs. Duke