The Golden Eagles banged out 12 hits in the victory.
Dylan Burdeaux drove in a career-high six runs and Colt Smith threw seven-shutout innings.
Southern Miss loses 6-2 in the contest.
A member of the Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester.
2017 (Fr.): Appeared in 14 games, including a start against Nicholls State (4/18) in Biloxi…Finished 1-0 with 5.30 ERA…First career win came versus Columbia (3/15) as he allowed a run on a hit, with a walk and four strikeouts over three innings…Also went three innings, allowing a run on one hit with career-high four strikeouts against New Orleans (3/29)…Went career-long 3 2/3 innings vs. Nicholls (4/18) in his lone start…Went at least one inning in 10 of 14 appearances…Closed out a win at C-USA tournament, allowing a couple hits and a run in ninth inning to UTSA (5/26)….Named to the 2017 Spring semester Dean’s List and the 2016 Fall semester President’s List.
Prep: Played for Coach Jamie McMahon…Three-time baseball letterman…As senior, went 6-2 with 0.36 ERA…Struck out 63, walked 11 in 59 innings…First-team All-District; second-team All-State…Played in Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star Baseball Game…As junior, appeared in 12 games, including 10 starts with two shutouts…Finished 3-4 with 1.98 ERA…Struck out 56, walked 10 in 56 2/3 innings…Played in Mississippi State Games, East-West All-Star Baseball Game…Kiwanis Club player of month in each of junior/senior seasons.
Personal: Son of Kathi and Johnny Nelms…Majoring in biology (Honors College).