March 6, 2013
MOBILE, Ala. - South Alabama scored all of its runs over the first two innings to record a 6-5 non-conference baseball victory over Southern Miss here Wednesday night at Eddie Stanky Field.
The Golden Eagles lost for the third-straight time to fall to 6-6.
Southern Miss exploded for three runs in the first inning of five singles. Isaac Rodriguez and Tim Lynch each knocked in runs with their one-base hits while Blake Brown forced in a run with a double play.
USA, though, put together a four-run first on just two hits and one Golden Eagle error as the Jaguars improved to 12-2 on the year.
After Southern Miss scored a run in the top of the second on a throwing error, USA added two more runs on a single by Jordan Patterson to put them up for good.
USM cut the margin with one run in the fourth on an RBI single from Rodriguez.
James Traylor, the second of four South Alabama pitchers, got the victory behind two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings to improve to 2-1. Kyle Bartsch threw a perfect ninth for his third save.
Reliever A.J. Glasshof (0-2) suffered the loss giving up three runs on four hits with three walks over 1 1/3.
USM reliever Cody Livingston had a strong outing, allowing just one hit over 5 2/3 innings and fanned three.
The Golden Eagles return to action Friday when they play host to Louisiana-Lafayette to the first of three games at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field at 6 p.m.
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