No. 16 Southern Miss exploded out of the gate in the bottom of the first. Six consecutive singles in the inning helped the Golden Eagles to a five-run inning. Southern Miss added 10 in the bottom of the third at MGM Park Tuesday night before 1,521 fans.
The Golden Eagles bats were buzzing to the tune of a season-high 20 hits, with both Mason Irby and Jake Viaene collecting three hits. All nine Southern Miss starters had a hit in the game. Dylan Burdeaux extended his hitting streak to 15 straight games and had two hits on the night.
Irby hit a three-run triple in the third inning. freshman Matt Wallner and Bryant Bowen each had RBI singles. Matthew Guidry added a run on a ground-rule double and LeeMarcus Boyd added two more runs on a double.
The Golden Eagles improved to 29-9, while the Colonels dropped to 20-19.
Freshman Alex Nelms of Gulfport received his first starting assignment for Southern Miss. He allowed 6 runs on 9 hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Hunter Stevens, the second of four Golden Eagle pitchers earned the win. He went 2 1/3 innings in relief and allowed an unearned run on two hits with a walk and four strikeouts to post his first win on the season.
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