GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — East Carolina University head baseball coach Cliff Godwin and a few other players spoke Monday about their excitement for the upcoming season during their annual media day.
The Pirates have been ranked in the top 25 in most preseason polls, but it’s something they don’t really pay attention to, Godwin said. Rather, they just focus on their game.
With help from baseball fans and the city of Greenville, they also ranked in the top 20 nationally for 2022 home attendance.
Spivey is the reigning American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year. Both Spivey and Jacob Jenkins-Cowart garnered unanimous selection to the All-AAC Preseason Team while Spivey was also recently tabbed to the Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-America Second Team.
Palumbo said this team reminds him a lot of the 2018 baseball squad that posted a 44-18 record and won the American Athletic Conference Championship with a 4-3 win over Connecticut.
We’ll have more coverage of media day and hear from the players and coaches during this week’s WNCT Sports Talk video and audio podcast, which will post on Friday.