Southern Miss has another near slipup
But as in the top of the third inning, the Golden Eagles let success get away from them in the fifth.
After Seth Baldwin struck out swinging and Kameron Brunty caught Ben Bunting's fly ball to left field, Dustin Ackley singled.
A throw over the head of first baseman Joey Archer in an attempt to pick off Ackley allowed the slugger to advance easily to third. Kyle Seager was walked to put men on first and third, but Mark Fleury popped out to right field to end the half-inning.
The Tar Heels responded with a quick three outs to hold their lead at 8-3.