North Carolina eliminates Southern Miss, 11-4
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.