(2) Southern Miss 4, (6) Houston 2
Golden Eagles six through eight hitters combine for six RBI.
Andrew Pierce struckout eight in a complete-game effort.
The Golden Eagles defeat No. 14 Ole Miss in the finale.
Jake Drehoff limits the Cougars to two hits over five innings.
The series finale is set for 1 p.m., Sunday.
Southern Miss wins 21-6 in seven innings and 5-4 at The Pete.
The Crimson Tide win the season series with the 7-4 victory.
he Golden Eagles score the game's lone run in the bottom of the ninth.
Collected a .231 batting average as he appeared in 50 games which included 44 starts (39 at third base and 5 at second base.) ... Added eight doubles, two home runs and drove in 22 runs ... Led Conference USA in sacrifice bunts with 12 ... Totaled six multi-hit contests (five 2-hit and one 3-hit) to go along with three multi-RBI games (two 2-RBI and one 3-RBI) ... Collected his season-best, nine-game hitting streak from 3/18-4/1 ... Had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs against Louisiana-Monroe (3/27) ... Added a homer at Marshall (4/28) ... Went 17 games at one point without making an error, which totaled 52 fielding chances
Played in 28 games (13 starts, despite missing almost a month with an oblique injury ... Batted .224 with a homer and 14 RBI ... Hit grand slam and drove in five runs against Alcorn State (2/23) ... Had two-hit, two-RBI performance against Northwestern State (3/15) and added a pair of RBI against South Alabama (3/23)
Saw action in 27 games, including six starts during first season ... Hit .200 with five RBI and a double ... Did not make an error in 42 fielding chances, mostly playing behind B.A. Vollmuth at shortstop but did get chances at both 2B and 3B ... Stole two of three bases during year ... Made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll three times
Played for coach Jesse Kanode at Ocean Springs High School ... Helped lead his team to the 2008 State Championship ... Named first team all-state ... Hit .375 with seven home runs and 42 RBI while stealing 18 bases as a senior ... Made only four errors in 118 attempts ... Played in the Coast All-Star Game three consecutive years ... Participated in the Miss. Crossroads All-Star Game at Trustmark Park ... Graduated with honors
Son of Terry and Denise Creel ... Father played baseball at William Carey College ... Has two brothers, Dustin (24) and Eric (22) ... Majoring in Sport Coaching Education ... Born on January 20, 1990.
At Bats: 6, twice (last vs. UCF (4/13/12)
Hits: 3, six times (last vs. East Carolina, 5/13/12)
RBI: 4, twice (last at Louisiana-Lafayette, 3/11/12)
Home Runs: 1, six times (last vs. Houston, 3/25/12)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Memphis (4/12/12)