GREENVILLE (WNCT)- East Carolina head baseball coach Cliff Godwin rarely minces words.
“I hate losing,” Godwin told the media as his Pirates get set for the NCAA baseball regionals in Charlottesville.
Godwin went even further as he tried to put a fire under his squad going into the post season.
“I have a little chip on my shoulder,” Godwin explained. “I have a chip on my shoulder because we went 0-2 in the conference tournament and I’m tired of people being negative about our players. I want our guys to go out there and kick some butt. That’s the way I feel about it. We have played a very hard schedule and I’m a very competitive guy, if you don’t know that already. I hate losing. I want to win. I want to win so we can stop thinking about those 0-2 at the conference tournament. I think people in general, society needs more like that. It’s a different generation. Kids don’t hate losing like teams that I played on. Teams that I played on would fight you if we couldn’t beat you and kids don’t act like that anymore. I think society needs more competitive people. Giving participation trophies, that’s not right. You have to earn something. We need to earn a win on Friday at 6 o’clock.”
The Pirates open NCAA regional play against (47-10) Bryant at 6pm on Friday night in Charlottesville, Virginia.