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ECU falls to Texas in Greenville Super Regional in game delayed twice by weather

(Photo: Brain North, NewsChannel 12)
(Photo: Brain North, NewsChannel 12)
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Texas beat ECU 11-1 to win the best-of-three Greenville Super Regional and advance to the College World Series.

Texas will make the team’s 38th trip to Omaha, Nebraska. The program is seeking its seventh national title.

The first pitch was delayed by about an hour because of lightning in the area and a second weather delay stalled the game for almost 5 hours.

ECU Center fielder Bryson Worrell said the rain delay, which led the game to stretch into the early morning hours, didn’t have much of an impact on the outcome.

“They came out and punched us in the mouth right to start with,” he said, “They did that again as soon as we came back from the rain delay. We didn’t get it going on offensively pretty much all day. I don’t think the rain delay really have any effect on how we played. I think we came out ready to play; I guess it just wasn’t our day.”

Coach Cliff Godwin noted that the team has never been so close to a spot in the College World Series.

“You know, this is close as we have ever been to punching our ticket,” he said, “And to be at home I don’t know why. Only God knows why and I am not going to question him. Just the way these guys came together is special.”

The Pirates’ 20-game win streak to start the tournament is the longest in program history.

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