• About
  • Careers
  • Newsletter
Sports Baseball Golden Eagles lose back-and-forth series opener to FAU

Golden Eagles lose back-and-forth series opener to FAU

-

Fresh off of a big 5-3 win over Ole Miss at Pete Taylor Park on Wednesday, the Golden Eagles were unable to maintain that momentum in Game 1 of the team’s weekend conference series against Florida Atlantic, losing 8-5 at home on Friday.

Following two scoreless innings to start the game, the Owls got on the board first in the third inning with a solo home run to center field. Southern Miss responded in the bottom frame of the inning after Hunter Slater’s sacrifice fly foul out allowed Gabe Montenegro to score a run, tying the game at 1-1.

A slightly different scenario played out in the fourth and fifth innings. FAU scored another run in the fourth inning, but the Golden Eagles took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth on a score by Will McGillis and another Montenegro score after a Bryant Bowen single.

Momentum started to change once starting pitcher Walker Powell left the game after five innings of work following the fifth inning. While Alex Nelms retired the side in the sixth inning, Josh Lewis allowed two FAU batters to reach base in the seventh inning. Those runners scored later in the inning after Hunter Stanley relieved Lewis, giving FAU a 4-3 lead.

Southern Miss scored one run off of another Bowen hit, this time a RBI double, but it was almost all FAU after that. The Owls scored four runs over the eighth and ninth innings, including three overall in the ninth, to take an 8-4 lead.

Bowen once again put Southern Miss on the board in the bottom of the ninth with a single to right field, but a Matt Wallner strikeout and Erik Hoard fly out sealed the win for FAU.

Montenegro and Bowen were bright spots for the Golden Eagles in the loss. Montenegro finished the night 4-for-5 at the plate and accounted for four of the team’s runs. Bowen finished 3-for-5 and had a team-high three RBI.

On the mound, Powell pitched five total innings and allowed two runs, four hits and two walks, but also recorded five strikeouts. Stanley recorded the loss after two innings of work and allowing six hits and three runs.

Southern Miss returns to the diamond tomorrow for Game 2 against the Owls at 2 p.m., weather permitting.

Latest news

Opinion: ‘Cuties’ has young girls exploring their identity in exploitative ways

Netflix caused a big controversy when they ‘Cuties’ on Sep. 9. ‘Cuties’, written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, is a French film designed to draw attention to the problems that young women are facing today.

Preview: Southern Miss aims to win “The Battle for the Bell”

After two tough losses to begin the season, Southern Miss looks to earn its first win this Saturday in the renewal of The Battle for the Bell, a long-lasting rivalry against the Tulane Green Wave.

Opinion: Carole Baskin’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ appearance is underwhelming

‘Dancing with the Stars’ has long capitalized on stunt contestants to increase ratings. Season 22 had Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples, Season 28 had former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and now, Season 29 has added ‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin to its roster.

Opinion: J.K. Rowling’s transphobia is on full display in her new novel

Ever since her June 10 essay explaining ‘Her Reasons for Speaking out on Sex and Gender Issues’ dropped on her website, fans and critics alike have rightly condemned J.K. Rowling for her transphobic views.

DuBard School to Offer Virtual Training Programs

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is currently offering a series of virtual learning options for professionals.

‘NBA 2K21’ stalls series’ progression

While the newest installment, ‘NBA 2K21’, has improvements in gameplay and presentation, the game follows too closely to the formula it has used in the past, leading to worry about where the series will go from here.

Must read

Opinion: ‘Cuties’ has young girls exploring their identity in exploitative ways

Netflix caused a big controversy when they ‘Cuties’ on Sep. 9. ‘Cuties’, written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, is a French film designed to draw attention to the problems that young women are facing today.

Preview: Southern Miss aims to win “The Battle for the Bell”

After two tough losses to begin the season, Southern Miss looks to earn its first win this Saturday in the renewal of The Battle for the Bell, a long-lasting rivalry against the Tulane Green Wave.

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you