04/07/08 — ECU baseball tops Southern Miss

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ECU baseball tops Southern Miss

Published in Sports on April 7, 2008 3:02 PM

Freshman Trent Whitehead collected four RBI as No. 24-ranked East Carolina dumped No. 20-ranked Southern Miss 11-3 on Sunday afternoon.

The Pirates (21-9 overall) won their second consecutive Conference USA series and improved to 5-4 in league play. The Golden Eagles (20-10) exited with a 5-4 CUSA worksheet.

ECU hurler Justin Bristow (5-1) allowed three runs and posted seven strikeouts in an eight-inning stint. Seth Simmons provided one inning of one-hit, one-strikeout relief.

Offensively, the Pirates pounded out 14 hits. Harrison Eldridge and Kyle Roller each cranked out three base knocks. Stephen Batts, Corey Kemp and Whitehead supplied two hits apiece.