East Carolina Pirates baseball
|East Carolina Pirates|
|2015 East Carolina Pirates baseball team|
|University||East Carolina University|
|Head coach||Cliff Godwin (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Clark-LeClair Stadium
|Colors||Purple and Gold
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016|
|Conference tournament champions|
|ECAC: 1982, 1984
CAA: 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2000
|SoCon: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1977
ECAC: 1984, 1985
CAA: 1986, 1990, 2001
C-USA: 2004, 2009
The East Carolina Pirates baseball team is an intercollegiate baseball team representing East Carolina University in NCAA Division I college baseball and has made regular appearances in the NCAA Tournament, but as of 2010 has yet to appear in the College World Series.
East Carolina participates as a full member of the American Athletic Conference. They have won two regular season championships and one tournament as a member of Conference USA, as well as several Colonial Athletic Association and Southern Conference championships previously.
The Pirates are coached by Cliff Godwin and play all of their games in Clark-LeClair Stadium, named after donor and alumnus Bill Clark and former coach Keith LeClair. Every year, the Pirates host a baseball tournament in Greenville in honor of Coach LeClair called the Keith LeClair Classic.
- 1951–1965: Independent
- 1966–1977: Southern Conference
- 1978–1981: Independent
- 1982–1985: Eastern College Athletic Conference
- 1986–2001: Colonial Athletic Association
- 2002–2014: Conference USA
- 2015–present: American Athletic Conference
|1954–1962||James Mallory||9 (10)||145-52-0||.736|
|1973||James Mallory||1 (10)||16-8-0||.667|
|Totals||11 coaches||64 seasons||1696-893-10||.655|
Clark-LeClair Stadium is the home of Pirate baseball at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. The stadium was named after Pirate alumnus and key contributor Bill Clark and former Pirate skipper Keith LeClair.
The stadium has 3,000 Stadium bleacher seats, plus space for several thousand more spectators in "The Jungle". There are concession and restroom facilities at the stadium plus a family picnic area. Amenities include the Pirate Club fundraising and hospitality suite and a private suite for the LeClair family.
In 1961, the ECU Pirates won the NAIA Baseball World Series championship to claim East Carolina's first National Championship in baseball. The East Carolina Pirates won 13-7 over the Sacramento State Hornets. Since then, the Pirates have yet to make it to a National Championship.
- The NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament started in 1947.
- The format of the tournament has changed through the years.
|1964||1-2||.333||Lost to North Carolina in the District 3 Regional.|
|1966||0-2||.000||Lost to North Carolina in the District 3 Regional.|
|1968||1-2||.333||Lost to Florida State in the District 3 Regional.|
|1970||0-2||.000||Lost to Mississippi State in the District 3 Regional.|
|1974||0-2||.000||Lost to South Carolina in the District 3 Regional.|
|1977||0-2||.000||Lost to South Carolina in the Atlantic Regional.|
|1980||0-2||.000||Lost to Maine in the Northeast Regional.|
|1982||1-2||.333||Lost to West Virginia in the East Regional.|
|1984||2-2||.500||Lost to South Alabama in the South Regional.|
|1987||0-2||.000||Lost to Central Michigan in the Atlantic Regional.|
|1989||0-2||.000||Lost to Villanova in the East Regional.|
|1990||1-2||.333||Lost to N.C. State in the East Regional.|
|1991||1-2||.333||Lost to Ohio State in the Midwest Regional.|
|1993||1-2||.333||Lost to Ohio State in the Atlantic Regional.|
|1999||2-2||.500||Lost to LSU in the Baton Rouge Regional.|
|2000||2-2||.500||Lost to Louisiana-Lafayette in the Lafayette Regional.|
|2001||3-2||.600||Won Wilson Regional; Lost to Tennessee in the Kinston Super Regional.|
|2002||2-2||.500||Lost to Clemson in the Clemson Regional.|
|2003||1-2||.333||Lost to Stetson in the Atlanta Regional.|
|2004||3-2||.600||Won Kinston Regional; Lost to South Carolina in the Columbia Super Regional.|
|2005||0-2||.000||Lost to UNLV in the Tempe Regional.|
|2007||1-2||.333||Lost to Western Carolina in the Chapel Hill Regional.|
|2008||2-2||.500||Lost to Coastal Carolina in the Conway Regional.|
|2009||4-3||.571||Won Greenville Regional; Lost to North Carolina in the Chapel Hill Super Regional.|
|2011||1-2||.333||Lost to UVA in the Charlottesville Regional Final.|
|2015||0-2||.000||Lost to Columbia and FIU in the Coral Gables Regional.|
|2016||4-2||.667||Won Charlottesville Regional; Lost to Texas Tech in the Lubbock Super Regional.|
- ECU Athletics Style Guidelines (PDF). 2014-03-04. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
- "History and Traditions" (PDF). East Carolina 2009 Baseball Media Guide. ECU Athletics. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- "LEWIS FIELD AT CLARK-LeCLAIR STADIUM". ECU Athletics. Retrieved 2009-04-24.
- "2007 ECU Invitational". ECU Athletics. Retrieved 2009-04-24.
- "6th Annual Keith LeClair Classic". ECU Athletics. Retrieved 2009-04-24.