Golden Eagles blow lead, lose at ULM
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 01:02
Southern Miss stranded runners on first and third after blowing a two-run lead in the bottom of the seventh against University of Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday night.
The Golden Eagles had 15 hits for the second consecutive game, with four players collecting two hits and sophomore Connor Barron banging out four base knocks.
Southern Miss and ULM each scored a pair of runs in the first inning. The Eagles scored their runs on four singles, with Tim Lynch and Bradley Roney each picking up a run batted in.
ULM tied the game in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs on a Roney throwing error from third base. They took a 3-2 lead in the third, scoring a run when Kodie Tidwell hit into a bases-loaded double play.
Southern Miss starter Jake Winston lasted only two innings, giving up three runs, only one earned, while walking four batters in a no-decision. The loss wiped out another dominant pitching performance from Jay Myrick, who gave up only a single run on two hits in four innings, striking out five Warhawks.
Southern Miss took the lead back in the sixth on the second of two RBIs from Breck Kline and added another run in the seventh on a line-drive shot over the left field wall by Blake Brown, his first of the season.
“I was looking middle-away, and he hung a slider on the inside part of the plate,” Brown said. “I was able to barrel it up and drive the baseball. I have hit some balls hard and had nothing to show, so it felt good to finally hit a ball hard and see the results.”
The Warharks took the lead for good on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eight by Dalton Herrington. ULM tied the game up on a two-run shot off reliever A.J. Glasshof, who allowed two runs on two hits in an inning of work, falling to 0-1 on the season.
Southern Miss (5-3) travels to Troy this weekend for a three game non-conference series.