Daily ECU club photo – #1

Can you name this pitcher?

You know, just when I had made schedules, commitments, and plans to attend almost every ECU Club baseball game this season AND once again shoot both every NCBA DI and DII World Series games, a pandemic strikes. As a scientist, I think that all the restrictions and cancellations as well as “Social Distancing” is a necessary thing to do. But perhaps like you, I love me some ECU club baseball.

As I often preach – photos are more than just 1s and 0s in a file, they are memories and I’m going to be walking down memory lane for awhile. While almost ALL sports are in an extended hiatus, I now have the time to go through literally years and years of baseball photos – over 100,000 of them.

So, I’ve decided to share some photos and let you walk down memory lane with me. I will post one photo from my collection of ECU Club Baseball here on my blog. I hope that you will comment on the memories that you have seeing the photo. Perhaps we can share some good ol’ stories together.

The first photo is from the very first ECU game that I went to. I really knew nothing of the team then and certainly I didn’t know anyone on the team or anyone from the team “family.” But the game was being played at historic Grainger Field in Kinston and I always wanted to see a game there. ECU played James Madison University on February 20, 2016.

Some how I found the email address of Nancy Dunn and sent her an email describing who I was (that I was actually a Professor at ECU and not just some creep with a camera) and that I had some photos of the game. Nancy was absolutely fantastic and served as a conduit of information to me about the team. Other team moms followed as my main point-of-contact including Wendy Duncan, Debbie Sholar and Betsy Barnacascel. These great ladies have been awesome and made me feel like an important part of the team, and family. Now I’m going on my 5th straight year.

So that’s back story of how all this started. I hope that you will subscribe to the blog and be active in commenting and sharing your memories.

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Betsy Barnacascel
March 16, 2020 9:23 pm

So glad we have had the opportunity to cross paths! Thanks for sharing photos- this is so surreal! I really hope the boys get some closure to this season!