CLEARWATER, Fl. (WNCN) – Following a 14-game win streak to end the regular season, the East Carolina Pirates’ baseball team locked up the American Athletic Conference title and hold the No. 1 conference tournament seed heading into Clearwater on Tuesday.

East Carolina (38-18, 20-4 American) won 20 AAC games and the regular-season title for the third full season in a row (2019, 2021, 2022), despite a poor start to begin this year’s campaign.

The Pirates dropped each of their three games in their home opening-series against Bryant University, as well as five of their first six.

ECU went on a bit of a winning streak before going just above .500 in March and April before hitting 14 straight wins to close the season and grab the crown.

The AAC tournament is again double-elimination, bracket-style with the first five days available on ESPN+ and the championship broadcast on ESPNEWS.

The Pirates will face No. 8 University of South Florida (28-27, 8-16), the lowest seed in the tournament, first that will begin 47 minutes after the conclusion of Game 1 between No. 5 Tulane University and No. 4 University of Cincinnati.

Should ECU lose, it would be first up to play again on Wednesday at 3 p.m., but if the team wins, it wouldn’t play again until 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Additionally, host University of Cental Florida is seeded No. 2, the University of Houston lands seeded No. 3, Wichita State University takes the No. 6 seed and Memphis University slides in at No. 7.

Regardless of who makes the championship, the opening pitch will take place at noon on Sunday, May 29.

A full list of matchups and times can be found here.

The American Athletic Conference contributed to this article.