Rosters and Game Times Announced for Purple-Gold World Series | Eastern North Carolina Now

The East Carolina baseball team will conclude its fall practice this weekend with its annual Purple-Gold World Series at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium starting Friday, Nov. 1 at 3:50 p.m. (EDT).

Publisher's note: This post appears here courtesy of the news and information section for East Carolina University men's and women's sports.

    Purple-Gold World Series Rosters (PDF)

    GREENVILLE, N.C.     The East Carolina baseball team will conclude its fall practice this weekend with its annual Purple-Gold World Series at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium starting Friday, Nov. 1 at 3:50 p.m. (EDT).

    The Pirates, who began team practice on Sept. 26, will play the first of three intra-squad scrimmages Friday, followed by game two on Saturday (1:10 p.m.) and game three Sunday (12:20 p.m.). Admission is free to all Pirate fans for the weekend series.

    Prior to the Purple-Gold Draft, which was held Monday, sixth-year head coach named Jake Kuchmaner and Christian Smallwood co-managers of the Purple squad, while Alec Burleson and Tyler Smith will co-manage the Gold team.

    The Purple team will consist of Zach Agnos, Parker Boyle, Matt Bridges, Seth Caddell, Cam Colmore, Thomas Francisco, Elijah Gill, Christian Jayne, Trystan Kimmel, Kuchmaner, Charlie Larson, Trevor Losito, Nate Nabholz, Evan Odum (assistant coach), Smallwood, Carter Spivey, Justin Wilcoxen and A.J. Wilson.

    Gold will be represented by Cody Benton, Burleson, Ryder Giles, Lane Hoover, Matt James, Dylan Lawson, Nick Logusch, Alec Makarewicz, C.J. Mayhue, Ben Newton, Connor Norby, Garrett Saylor, Smith, Carson Whisenhunt, Gavin Williams (assistant coach), Bradley Wilson and Bryson Worrell. Nick Barber, Skylar Brooks and Kenny Schechter will miss the World Series due to injuries.

    Godwin, who will serve as the commissioner, has indicated that Gold will be the home team for games one and three and will occupy the third base dugout. Colmore and Bradley Wilson will toe the rubber for game one, Gill and Whisenhunt will go game two, while Kuchmaner and Smith will close out the series in game three.

    On Sunday, Nov. 3, ECU will hold its annual Meet the Pirates event starting at 11 a.m. when Pirate inflatables open for all kids in attendance. After first pitch, fans can take part in the Behind-the-Scenes facility tour and after the game is over, kids are allowed to run the bases before participating in an autograph session with Coach Godwin, his staff and players. A special American Athletic Conference Championship pennant poster will be available for pickup prior to the team autograph session.

    Purple & Gold World Series Schedule (free to public)
    Game 1: Friday, Nov. 1 (3:50 p.m.)
    Game 2: Saturday, Nov. 2 (1:10 p.m.
    Game 3: Sunday, Nov. 3 (12:20 p.m.)

    Sunday, Nov. 3 - 2018 Meet the Pirates Fall Schedule (free to public)
    11:00 A.M: Clark-LeClair Stadium gates, concessions stand and inflatables open to the public.
    12:25 P.M.: Facility tours begin.
    2:15 P.M. (approximate): Kids Run the Bases
    2:30 P.M.: Autograph session with players and coaches.
    3:15 P.M.: Event ends
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