May 2, 2007
Southern Miss redshirt junior right-hand pitcher Barry Bowden was named Southern Miss Student Athlete of the Week, following his performance against Conference USA rival East Carolina last weekend.
Bowden threw the first nine-inning complete game of his career and second complete game this season at No. 25 East Carolina on Saturday. He allowed just one run, scattered four hits and struck out seven without walking a batter for his fifth win of the season. Bowden gave up a first inning solo homer, two hits in the third inning and one in fourth inning. He retired 17 of the final 19 batters, with the two reaching on a hit by pitch in the sixth inning and an error in the seventh inning. Only one runner went beyond second base and only five reached second base for the entire game. Bowden has now won his last four conference starts.
He also was named Conference USA Pitcher of the week, marking the fourth Southern Miss pitcher to be honored this season and the first year that four different individuals were named to the team and tying the 1996 Golden Eagle squad with four pitchers selected for Conference USA Pitcher of the Week honors.
Southern Miss (27-19, 8-10 Conference USA) hosts Marshall (19-23, 4-10 C-USA) for a three-game Conference USA weekend series at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field on Friday-Sunday, May 4-6. Friday's game starts at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday's and Sunday's games will begin at 1 p.m.