The East Carolina University softball team (2-0, 0-0 American Athletic Conference) will play at the Battle at the Beach in Conway, South Carolina, at St. John Stadium on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, where they will face three separate university teams.
The first game is on Feb. 20 against the University of Buffalo Bulls (0-0, 0-0 Mid American Conference) will start at 10 a.m. followed by the matchup with Saint Francis University Red Flash (0-0, 0-0 Northeast Conference) at 12:30 p.m. On Feb. 21, the first game against Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers (0-0, 0-0 Sun Belt Conference) will start at 2 p.m., with the next game against Coastal Carolina (0-0, 0-0 Sun Belt Conference) set to start at 4:15 p.m. None of these games will be aired on television or available to stream.
So far in the 2021 season, the Pirates swept the Furman University Paladins (0-2, 0-0 Southern Conference) on Feb. 12 at Pepsi Stadium in Greenville, South Carolina, and won the first game 7-1, followed by a 12-4 victory to conclude the double header. According to ECUPirates.com, in the first game of the series, the Pirates had a total of nine hits and two errors, while the Paladins had four hits and three errors.
Meanwhile in the second game of the double header, the Pirates had a total of 14 hits and zero errors in the winning effort. The Paladins had seven hits and three errors. This gave the Pirates their second 2-0 start in the last three seasons.
Headed to Conway this weekend for the Battle at the Beach! Unfortunately, there will not be a live video stream for any of the games. 🤷♀️ pic.twitter.com/On5fPOUR8W— ECU Softball (@ECUSoftball) February 15, 2021
According to ECUPirates.com, sophomore infielder Bailey Ledvina hit a solo home run along with a three-run homer with four RBI’s in the first game of the series against Furman. Junior infielder Ashleigh Inae recorded two hits, a RBI and a stolen base. Senior outfielder Olivia Narron scored two runs and recorded a stolen base.
Junior pitcher Kama Woodall was able to get her first official win of the season. Woodall allowed four hits, five walks and two strikeouts. Junior pitcher Erin Peopping then came into the game in relief of Woodall and recorded two scoreless frames along with four strikeouts.
According to ECUPirates.com, in the second game of the double-header, Ledvina and Narron both went three for four on batting attempts. Inae and Ledvina each recorded three runs. Narron and freshman center fielder Sophie Wools each recorded two RBIs. Peopping recorded eight strikeouts and picked up her first victory of the season.