UNC-Southern Miss: By the numbers

June, 16, 2009
• North Carolina's 23 hits today ties the single-game CWS record, last set by USC against Arizona State on June 6, 1998. Arizona State also had 23 hits against Oklahoma State on June 5, 1984 and against Wichita State on June 10, 1988.

• Garrett Gore tied a CWS career record with his 20th appearance on Tuesday, matching Daryl Arenstein's record for career games set between 1970-73.

• UNC's Dustin Ackley went 5-for-6 against Southern Miss, becoming the 16th player in CWS history to record at least five hits in a game. The last five-hit game in the CWS was by Cal State Fullerton's David Cooper, who went 5-for-5 against Clemson on June 20, 2006.

• Today marked Ackley's second career five-hit game, as the other came against VMI on Feb. 22, 2009

• Ackley's five hits upped his career CWS hit total to 27, making him the all-time hits leader at the CWS. He broke the previous mark of 24 set by Stanford's Sam Fuld from 2001 to 2003. Ackley is now hitting .429 (27-63) in his career at the CWS, a total which would rank ninth all-time.

• Ackley is now hitting .576 (19-for-33) with two homers and 12 RBIs during the 2009 NCAA tournament and is 7-for-11 in Omaha.

• North Carolina's senior class has now won a school-record and NCAA-best 212 games over the past four years.

• With today's win, North Carolina's Adam Warren improved his career record to 32-4 at North Carolina. He is second on UNC's career wins list -- trailing only Robert Woodward's 34 wins between 2004 and 2007. Warren's .889 career win percentage ties Scott Bankhead (24-3 from 1982-84) for first place on UNC's all-time career win percentage list.

• Head coach Corky Palmer finishes his coaching career with a 960-493 record, including a 458-281 mark in 12 seasons at Southern Miss. His 458 wins rank second on the Southern Miss career charts.

• The 23 hits were the most surrendered by USM this season. Its previous high was 22 against Cal State Fullerton on March 6.



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