KINSTON, N.C. (AP) _ Gabe Lucas and Michael Bourn each had two hits to lead Houston to a 7-1 win over Southern Miss in the Conference USA tournament on Thursday.
The teams were tied 1-1 after the first inning, but Houston (43-14) scored in the second and in the final four frames to pull away for the win.
Southern Miss (36-21) was led by Jeff Cook's 3 hits.
Brad Sullivan (11-1) pitched a complete game for the win. He allowed 6 hits, struck out 8 and walked 2.
Shea Douglass (10-3) took the loss. He allowed 8 hits and 5 runs
in a little over 6 innings of work.
The Golden Eagles battle Tulane at 3:00 p.m. Friday in an elimination game.
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