May 29, 2009
The two teams combined for 71 total bases, the fourth most in a NCAA Regional game.
The two teams combined for 11 home runs.
2B Bennett Davis hit three home runs, his 15th, 16th and 17th of the season – his first career three-homer game. It was also his fourth multi-homer game of the season as Davis hit two homers against Furman (Mar. 21), College of Charleston (Apr. 11) and Duke (Apr. 22).
Davis is the fourth player in NCAA history to hit three home runs in a NCAA Regional game. He is the first to accomplish the feat since Edmund Muth of Stanford hit three homers against Lafayette in 2000.
3B Chase Austin hit his 23rd home run of the season, extending his own school record.
Elon hit four home runs in the game, raising its NCAA-leading season total to 135.
LF Pat Irvine’s eighth-inning double extended his career-long hitting streak to 17 games.
SS Neal Pritchard hit his 10th home run of the season, becoming the 8th Elon player to reach double-figure home runs in 2009.
DH Harry Austin set a career high with 4 hits.
Reliever J.D. Reichenbach worked 3.2 innings, his longest relief outing of the season.
Starting pitcher Tom Porter allowed a career-high 8 runs in 1.2 innings.
Elon’s 15 runs is a new school record for runs scored in a NCAA Regional game. The Phoenix’s previous high was 11 runs in a loss to UNC Wilmington in 2008.
Southern Mississippi hit three home runs in the second inning (Bo Davis, Kameron Brunty and Corey Stevens), the most in a single inning all season.
The Golden Eagles established a new season high with six home runs in the game. USM’s previous best was four homers on Mar. 28 at Central Florida.
USM’s 8-run second inning was the fourth time during the 2009 season that the Golden Eagles had scored 8 or more runs in an inning. USM scored a season-high 11 runs in the sixth inning at Central Florida (Mar. 28).
The Golden Eagles turned their 72nd double play of the season in the second inning. Southern Miss entered the week ranked 4th in the nation in double plays.
USM scored 10+ runs for the 18th time in 2009, and the Golden Eagles are 17-0 when scoring 10 or more runs.