The Golden Eagles play in the championship game Sunday at 1 p.m., against Rice.
(3) East Carolina 8, (2) Southern Miss 7
Jake Drehoff limits the Cougars to two hits over five innings.
The Golden Eagles step out of conference play for the three-game set.
A total of 126 Golden Eagle student-athletes were recognized.
Appeared in nine games, all in relief, and posted a 1-1 record with a. 8.80 earned run average ... Registered an out against Ole Miss (3/20) to notch his lone victory of the season ... Best outing of the year came against Louisiana-Lafayette (3/9) as he fanned a career-high nine over his longest stint as a Golden Eagle at 5 2/3 innings ... Threw a scoreless frame versus Troy (2/26) in his first appearance ... Pitched at least two innings in four of his nine appearances ... Made the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and also the Athletic Director's Honor Roll during both the Fall and Spring semesters
Appeared in nine games ... Threw 13 innings with no record and a 5.54 ERA ... Had a three-inning performance against Rice (5/20), in which he allowed just one earned run and fanned a season-best five ... Struck out eight over his last four outings, spanning seven frames ... Member of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll during both the spring and fall semesters
Garnered 20 relief appearances ... Posted a 2-1 record with a save and a 6.04 earned run average ... Threw 1 2/3 shutout innings against Houston (4/23) for first collegiate victory ... Fanned a season-high three batters in three different games ... Hurled three innings of scoreless relief and allowed two hits with three strikeouts at Marshall (4/16) for lone save ... Collected victory over Mississippi State (5/5) with solid inning of work ... Made the President's List during the Fall semester ... 2009 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Made the Athletic Director's and C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll during the spring semester and was a member of the Dean's List during the fall term
Played for Coach Randy Spring at Brookhaven High School ... Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior ... Named division MVP ... Selected to play in the Class 5A state all-star game ... Named to the Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen Team ... Was 8-1 with a 1.01 ERA as a senior ... Struck out 90 batters while allowing only 20 walks in 109 innings pitched ... Was 7-3 with 63 strikeouts as a junior with a 1.37 ERA ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Graduated with special honors and a 3.7 GPA
Son of Stan and Cindy King ... Has one brother, Adam, and one sister, Anna ... Majoring in Business Administration ... Born on March 27, 1990.
Innings Pitched: 5.2 at Louisiana-Lafayette, 3/9/12
Strikeouts: 9 at Louisiana-Lafayette, 3/9/12
Walks: 3 vs. Murray State, 3/16/12
Hits: 7 at Louisiana-Lafayette, 3/9/12
Runs: 7 at Louisiana-Lafayette, 3/9/12
Earned Runs: 5 vs. Rice (5/15/10)