The Golden Eagles outscored the Warhawks 32-4 in two games.
(1) Rice 5, (2) Southern Miss 4, F/11
Owls claimed a 5-4 walk-off win over No. 2 seed Southern Miss in the 2013 Conference USA Baseball Championship title game on Sunday afternoon at Reckling Park.
The Golden Eagles play in the championship game Sunday at 1 p.m., against Rice.
The series finale is set for 1 p.m., Sunday.
Four Golden Eagle pitchers limit the Bears to four hits.
The series finale is set for 1 p.m., Sunday at The Pete.
Southern Miss now stands at 6-6 on the season.
The Golden Eagles win 7-2 and improve to 5-2 on the season.
Played in all 56 games, making 54 starts (53 at first base and one at designated hitter) ... One of two position players to appear in every game ... Recorded a .271 batting average to go along with team highs of six home runs and 41 RBI ... Added 13 doubles and two triples ... Named the C-USA Hitter of the Week twice - March 5 and March 26 ... Earned first weekly award on the strength of a .438 batting average (7-for-16) with 11 RBI and nine runs scored to go along with hitting a three-run homer against Purdue (3/3) and a solo blast versus Auburn (3/4) ... Second award came following a .353 average in which he hit safely in four game ... Tripled and homered at nationally ranked Ole Miss in a 10-0 victory (3/20) ... Had 13 multi-hit performances (7 two-hit, 6 three-hit) and led the team with 13 multi-RBI games (7 two-RBI, 4 three-RBI , 2 four-RBI) ... Made just two errors in 515 fielding chances for a .996 percentage, which ranked tied for sixth in C-USA ... Named to the Dean's List during the Fall 2012 semester ... Member of the Athletic Director's honor roll during both the Spring and 2011 Fall semesters
Batted .300 and added 11 doubles, a triple and 13 home runs to go along with 42 RBI over 48 games as a sophomore at Pensacola Junior College ... Played for coach Keith Little ... Made 2nd Team All-Panhandle Conference ... Team finished 27-22 in 2011 ... Added a .308 batting average as a freshman with 11 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 42 RBI ... Prep: Attended Mary G. Montgomery High School, the same school as former Golden Eagle standout Tommy Davis ... An all-state selection as a senior from coach Terry Dixon ... Team reached the 6-A state semifinals in 2009
Son of Billy and Cindy Brown ... Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Sport Coaching Education ... Born on October 30, 1990.
At Bats: 6 vs. UCF (4/13/12)
Hits: 3, six times (last vs. East Carolina, 5/13/12)
RBI: 4, twice (last at Louisiana-Lafayette, 3/11/12)
Home Runs: 1, six times (last vs. Houston, 3/25/12)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Memphis (4/12/12)