The Golden Eagles win 9-4 in the contest.
The Golden Eagles are coming off a 41-20 season and its 13th trip to the NCAA Regionals.
Appeared in 11 games, with seven starts, including two starts against both Ole Miss and Tulane and another against Alabama…Allowed one run on five hits in 7 innings in starting debut vs. Ole Miss (3/4) in 5-1 USM victory…Went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits in 8-4 win over Tulane (3/11)…Pitched four innings of two-hit, shutout ball at Rice (3/27)…Held Alabama (4/28) to two runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in 6-2 USM victory…Surrendered four runs on nine hits to Tulane (5/12) in an 8-4 victory…Allowed three runs on five hits over 5 innings in a C-USA Tournament elimination game vs. Florida Atlantic (5/22)…Was 3-0 with 4.37 ERA, allowing 57 hits and 24 runs (22 earned) in 45 1/3 innings, while striking out 20 while walking seven…
Sat out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules...Played in the Northwoods League last summer for the Mankato Moondogs and posted a combined 6-5 record during the regular season and playoffs, totaling 42 strikeouts and just 14 walks over 80 1/3 innings and a 4.03 ERA.
Played two seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette and posted a 1-2 record with a 4.05 earned run average as a freshman with 32 strikeouts and nine walks over 40 innings of work in 20 relief appearances ... In 2013, he compiled a 4-2 record to go along with a save and a 5.63 ERA in 38 1/3 innings ... Fanned 21 and walked just five as he made 16 appearances, including one start.
A three-time letterwinner at Acadiana High School for head coach Scott McCollough, Cockrell was a perfect 10-0 on the mound as a senior earning all-state honors while leading the Rams to the 5A State Quarterfinals ... As a junior in 2010, Cockrell went 8-5 with a 3.24 ERA and 64 strikeouts en route to earning first team All-Acadiana honors from The Daily Advertiser ... Also hit .281 with eight RBI and saw time at shortstop.
Son of Brad and Karen Cockrell ... Has one older brother, Tucker ... Also has one younger brother, Brody ... Sport Coaching Education ... Born Sept. 9, 1993 in Lafayette.
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