March 23, 2011
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss registered a season high for runs and hits to defeat South Alabama 15-3 here Wednesday night at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
The Golden Eagles (16-4) responded with its season-high 18-hit outburst after losing 7-2 to Louisiana-Monroe the previous night to end a five-game road swing.
"I didn't think we played well enough to win the game last night and that was disappointing," Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. "It's like this - either losing bothers you or it doesn't. I really like the way the guys responded tonight."
The Golden Eagles added a season-best seven doubles as Doleac and Bourgeois added two each.
Southern Miss scored in just three innings, but got five in the fourth, three more in the fifth. They then registered a season-high tying seven runs in the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Golden Eagle starter Boomer Scarborough (1-0) allowed three unearned runs over six hits and two walks with six strikeouts to garner the victory.
Eight Jaguar pitchers saw action in the contest as USA starter Jeff Miller (0-2) got tagged for the loss as he allowed five runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts.
The homestand continues this weekend as the Golden Eagles open Conference USA play with Tulane. Game one of the series is set for Friday at 6 p.m. It is designated as a "Black Out" night and fans are asked to wear their black shirts that evening.
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