Tuesday, March 11 | 6:00 p.m. CT | Hattiesburg, Miss. | Pete Taylor Park (3,266)
The Golden Eagles improve to 7-9 for the season.
Adds depth to the pitching staff from the left side ... Looks to compete for the closer spot or a key set up man in 2008 after working out of the bullpen in either a short or middle relief role last season ... Throws three pitches for strikes, including an above-average change-up ... 2007 (Jr.): posted a 1-2 record in 31 relief appearances ... Recorded five saves on the season ... Had 19 outings where he allowed one hit or less, including five games without giving up a hit ... Did not allow a run in his first 12 appearances, which spanned over 17 innings ... Struck out 33 batters in 46.2 innings of work ... Alowed only eight extra base hits ... Picked up first Southern Miss victory with 2.2 innings of work without allowing a run vs. UAB (5/23) ... Gained his first save vs. Kent State (5/18) with 2.1 innings of work ... Wore jersey No. 37 for his junior campaign ... Junior College: Twoyear letterwinner at Gulf Coast Community College for Coaches Cooper Farris and Ryan Beggs, seeing time as a starter and in relief ... Pitched in 15 games as a sophomore ... Finished with a 6-3 record with a 4.92 ERA in 67 innings pitched ... Struck out 71 batters, ranking No. 13 in the nation in strikeouts ... Struck out nine batters four different times ... Selected to participate in the South Mississippi All-Star Game ... Saw limited time as a freshman ... Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Jesse Kanode at Ocean Springs High School ... Finished with a 7-2 record as a senior and helped lead Ocean Springs to the state championships ... Named honorable-mention all-state as a senior ... Twotime All-South Mississippi by The Sun Herald ... Four-year letterwinner in basketball ... Also named All-South Mississippi ... Personal: Son of Tony and Ginny Conn ... Majoring in business administration ... Enjoys water sports in his spare time ... Born Nov. 9, 1985.
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