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.
2017 (Fr.): Appeared in 13 games, including a start vs. Nicholls State (4/18)…Finished 1-0 with 5.60 ERA…First career win came vs. Columbia (3/15); allowed a run on a hit, with a walk and four strikeouts in three innings…Also went three innings, allowing a run on one hit with career-high four strikeouts vs. New Orleans (3/29)…Went career-long 3 2/3 innings vs. Nicholls (4/18); banged up for five earned runs on nine hits…Went at least one inning in nine of 13 appearances…Closed out a win at C-USA tournament, allowing a couple hits and a run in ninth inning to Texas-San Antonio (3/26)... Named to 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).