Two teams who know each other well will compete in Ohio this weekend when East Carolina travels to Cincinnati to battle the Bearcats. The two teams have already played a four-game series this season, with ECU sweeping the Bearcats back in April. Since then, both teams have played well. The Pirates who competed over the weekend finished 11th nationwide and took first place in the American Athletic Conference. Cincinnati have lost 13-7 in the last 20 conference games and set their overall record to 24-21. Scott Googins’ team is fourth in the league with UCF (13: 11).
The series is slated to begin with a double header at 1 p.m. ET on Friday. The competition on Saturday is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., and the series finale on Sunday is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. All four games are scheduled as ESPN + broadcasts.
“It seems like two years ago, not whenever it was, I think five weeks ago,” said ECU head coach Cliff Godwin. “I know they’ll play better if they just follow the scores and box scores and so on. I remember it was very difficult to maneuver aggressively. They are aggressively older, they can do some things. Jace Mercer is having a great year and is one of the best players in the league. And I remember a lot of left handed people.
“We’ll have our hands full. It’s not an easy place to play up there. It’s on lawn. The park is sometimes huge, sometimes small, depending on how the wind blows and such. “
Here’s more about the series below, including what to expect from the Bearcats this weekend.