Whiteville (N.C.) left-handed pitcher Mackenzie Gore committed to East Carolina, adding an ace to ECU's pitching staff.
Gore said that it was because of the coaches and the atmosphere surrounding Pirate baseball that attracted him to ECU.
"I love all of the coaches. Coach Godwin is one of the best in the country,' said Gore. "It also has one of the best atmospheres in the nation."
He also said that a big factor in his decision was ECU's recent post season success.
"I feel like ECU is going back to Omaha."
From his various trips to games and the campus, Gore said that he felt like he was at home, which is important for an incoming freshman.
Apart from his pitching skills, Gore wants to bring a positive mindset to the program and a strong work ethic.
"I want to be a player that will work hard, buy in, and do anything to win a national championship," said Gore.
Gore understands that the jump from high school baseball to college baseball will be hard, but he is ready to get to work and excel at the next level.
Last season, the 6-foot-2 170 pound lefty finished with an 0.08 ERA with 174 strikeouts in 83 and 1/3 innings pitched.