North Carolina eliminates Southern Miss, 11-4

June, 16, 2009
06/16/09
5:40
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Farewell, Corky.

Southern Miss coach Corky Palmer and his Golden Eagles were eliminated from the College World Series on Tuesday in a 11-4 loss to North Carolina, sending the legendary leader into retirement.

Southern Miss got off to a good start in the top of the ninth, retiring Dustin Ackley for the first time in the game, off a fly ball to the left.

But Carolina one-upped the Golden Eagles -- literally.

Kyle Seager hit a long homer on the next at-bat, straight over the right center wall and deep into the bleachers to raise the Tar Heels' lead to 11-4.

In the bottom of the ninth, North Carolina got out Adam Doleac and Taylor Walker on a 5-4-3 double play for their first two outs. Bo Davis grounded out to third to end the game.

North Carolina's 23 hits tied for the most in a CWS game.

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