UNDATED (WLOX) - The Southern Miss Golden Eagles tied a season-high with 15 hits in a 9-2 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide Tuesday night.
Five different USM players had multi-hit efforts, including Jake Sandlin, who went 4-for-4 with three runs scored.
Tim Lynch, Chase Scott and Chuckie Robinson produced two hits each. Lynch also helped out with an RBI, Scott had two RBIs, while Robinson set a career-high with four RBIs.
USM leadoff hitter Dylan Burdeaux's only hit in four at-bats was a solo home run that was part of a three-run seventh inning, and freshman designated hitter Hunter Slater's three hits were also the most he's had in a Southern Miss uniform.
Former Harrison Central Red Rebel Michael Gilbert made his first start for USM since suffering a serious head injury in October 2014. The senior third baseman was hitless in four at-bats, but he made a remarkable off-balance throw to nab Alabama's Daniel Cucjen, who was trying to reach base on a bunt.
Golden Eagles starting pitcher Nick Johnson allowed two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out five Crimson Tide batters. He earned his first win of the year after Hunter Stevens and Taylor Braley pitched the final 2 1/3 innings.
Southern Miss (14-4) will begin a three-game series on the road at Marshall beginning this Friday.