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Southern Miss Gains 1-0 Victory With Two-Out Run in Bottom of Ninth Inning

March 4, 2007

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Drew Carson hit a two-out two-strike single to center field to drive in Bailey Hartel from second base to lead Southern Miss to a 1-0 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette, today, at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field in front of 3,217 in attendance.

With the win, the Golden Eagles win the series over the Ragin' Cajuns, 2-1, and raised their overall record to 10-2. UL Lafayette's record dropped to 11-2 with the loss. During the weekend, Southern Miss held UL Lafayette to 20 hits, all singles.

In the ninth inning, Michael Ewing flew out to first base in foul territory, and Luke Adkins grounded out to first base to lead off the inning. Hartel singled to right center field, and Jody Blount singled up the middle, before Carson hit the game-winner.

David Clark (1-1) had an outstanding performance, pitching his first complete game of his career, and his first shutout, giving up four hits, walking two and striking out seven batters. He only allowed one runner to reach second base due a wild pitch.

Buddy Glass (3-1) took the loss for the Ragin Cajuns, pitching 8.2 innings, giving up one run on seven hits, walking one and striking out five. Danny Farquhar came on in relief, pitching only to Carson, giving up the game-winning hit.

In the fourth inning, Adkins reached on two-out error by shortstop Xavier Alexander. Hartel followed with a single up the middle before Blount struck out looking to end the inning.

In the sixth inning, James Ewing hit a one-out double down the left down line and moved to third on a wild pitch. Michael Ewing and Luke Adkins grounded out to second to end the inning.

Southern Miss travels to Pearl, Miss., to host Alabama at Trustmark Park on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m.

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