The Golden Eagles registered 16 hits in the contest.
The two teams play at 6:30 p.m., at Eddie Stanky Field in Mobile.
The deciding game of the series takes place at 10:30 a.m., Sunday at The Pete.
The Golden Eagles win 10-2 at The Pete.
One of three Golden Eagles named preseason All-Conference USA…Looks to make transition to first base from the outfield this spring.
2016 (Jr.): A first-team 2016 All-Conference USA selection as the team’s starting right fielder…One of four Golden Eagles to start every game (61)…Batted leadoff in every game…Led team in hits (86), runs (59), total bases (136) and home runs (11)…Paced Conference USA with 59 runs, while ranking third in hits…Hit .335 with 41 RBI….Had a seven-game stretch with at least two hits (5/13-15; 5/19-21; 5/25), part of a career-high, 10-game hitting streak…Had 30 games with at least two hits, including 10 with three hits…His multi-hit total was tops on the team…Enjoyed a two-home run game against UTSA (3/26); knocked in four runs on three hits and scored three runs versus the Roadrunners that day…Added a five-RBI game at Charlotte (4/2)…Homered in three-straight games, coming against Alabama (3/15) and both games of a doubleheader at Marshall (3/18)…Went errorless in 32 games at one point during the campaign, spanning 56 fielding chances…Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the fall semester and the Dean’s List during the spring semester and earned the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.
2015 (So.): Started 52 games in right field…One of three Golden Eagles to reach 60-hit plateau…Hit .283 with 28 RBI and 34 runs; finished with 10 doubles, a triple and four home runs…Tops returning players after 12 of 16 in stolen base attempts…13 multi-hit games, including 7 three-hit outings…Logged three hits and two runs scored in each game of season-opening sweep of Murray State (2/13-2/15)…Two hits and season-best three RBIs vs. Oakland (3/7)…Finished season strong with 16 hits, nine RBIs and 10 runs scored in USM’s last 11 games…Logged two assists while committing just four errors.
2014 (Fr.): Tallied a solid freshman season for the Golden Eagles as he appeared in 52 games and made 51 starts (38 in leftfield, 11 at first base and one at designated hitter)…Registered a .266 batting average with 10 doubles, a triple and three home runs to go along with 24 RBI…Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team…Notched 14 multiple-hit contests (12 two-hit, 2 three-hit) and six multi-RBI games (4 two-RBI, 1 three-RBI, 1 four-RBI)…After starting season 0-for-6, he then went 10x25 (.400) over the next seven games – hitting safely in each one – with two doubles and six RBI during that stretch…Belted a two-run, game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth in the final game of the UTSA series (3/23) in a 10-9 victory…Had two hits in that contest and started a string in which he collected at least one hit in 14 of the next 15 games…Doubled and homered against UNO (4/1) during that time while driving in three runs…Finished that string with a pair of singles against LSU (4/15)…Had best hitting day in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament, collecting three hits and drive in a season-best four runs against East Carolina (5/21)…Earned 2013 fall Dean’s List …Earned C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for academic year.
Prep: Played for Coach Ross Blankenship …Was a District 2-5A selection…Voted Class 5A All-State in football at linebacker, where he tallied 135 tackles, including 11 for loss, and earned All-Northeast Louisiana Defensive Player of the Year honors by The News-Star as a senior…Earned all-district and all-Northeast Louisiana honors for his team as a junior...As senior, nominee for student of the year at his school… Named to Louisiana All-Academic team with a 3.87 grade point average…Member of the National Honor Society, Interact, Biology Club and Spanish Club...Played for Ark-La-Tex Marucci during the summer of 2012 and posted a .400 batting average with five home runs.
Personal: Son of David and Rhonda Burdeaux…Majoring in Sport Management.
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