HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Ryan Norwood had two RBIs to help East Carolina beat Southern Mississippi 9-0 and clinch its first Conference USA regular-season title.
East Carolina improved to 46-8 overall and 24-4 in the league.
Greg Bunn gave up just five hits in eight innings to earn the win.
The Golden Eagles' pitching staff did not fare as well, with four pitchers giving up nine runs on 16 hits. Patrick Ezel took the loss.