Greenville Regional Final Recap

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
GREENVILLE, North Carolina- With his team trailing 9-6 in the bottom of the ninth, Devin Harris hit a three-run home run to tie the contest before also delivering the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th, lifting top-seeded East Carolina to a 10-9 victory over No. 2 seed South Carolina in the Greenville Regional Championship Game Monday evening. A crowd of 5,047 witnessed the contest at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium, representing the fourth-largest single-game attendance in facility and program history.

With the come-from-behind win, the Pirates advance to their first super regional since 2004 when they faced the Gamecocks in Columbia, S.C. Next weekend, East Carolina will travel to Chapel Hill to face No. 4 national seed North Carolina at Boshamer Stadium in a best-of-three series to determine one of eight squads in the 2009 College World Series.

Trent Whitehead was named Most Outstanding Player of the Greenville Regional while Justin Dalles joined him as a unanimous selection to the All-Regional Team. Additionally, Brandon Henderson earned the accolade for the second-straight season as he also earned the nod at the 2008 Conway Regional.