The ECU baseball team received its second preseason national ranking of the 2019 season after being tabbed No. 11 by Perfect Game the publication announced Wednesday morning. The Pirates also garnered a No. 35 mark by Collegiate Baseball back on Dec. 18, 2018.
The Pirates, who have made 29 NCAA Regional appearances, won their second AAC Tournament title and hosted the Greenville Regional (fourth in program history) in 2018 after garnering a No. 12 National Seed. A year ago, the Pirates finished ranked in five national polls (Perfect Game/No. 21, Baseball America/No. 23, NCBWA/No. 23, USA Today/No. 23 and Collegiate Baseball/No. 29) after posting a 44-18 overall record.
Joining ECU in the preseason poll are 2019 opponents UCLA (No. 4), North Carolina (No. 6), Ole Miss (No. 10), Mississippi State (No. 17) and Connecticut (No. 20).
Season tickets are officially on sale with packages starting as low as $120. Pirate fans have seven different options to choose from and can purchase their 2018 tickets by utilizing ECU’s Online Ticket Center (http://bit.ly/2gJlK0Y) or by contacting the ECU Athletic Ticket Office at (252) 737-4500.
Chair Back with Seat Rights – $200
Chair Back Upgrade (must have Pirate Club approval) – $400
Regular Reserved Bench – $200
Faculty/Staff Reserved Bench – $160
Senior Citizen Reserved Bench – $160
Young Grad Reserved Bench – $120
Economy Plan (Section 201/202 & Jungle) – $120
The Pirates, who were picked first by the American Athletic Conference in the preseason poll, will begin spring practice on Friday, Jan. 25 and are set to open the 2019 season at home playing host to Radford on Friday, Feb. 15 with a 4 p.m. (ET) scheduled first pitch.