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NCAA Atlanta Regional Post-Game Notes

May 29, 2009

MISCELLANEOUS
• The two teams combined for 71 total bases, the fourth most in a NCAA Regional game.
• The two teams combined for 11 home runs.

ELON
• 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
• 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.

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