April 8, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. - Southern Miss starting pitcher David Clark pitched his second complete-game shutout of the season, only giving up three hits, two walks and striking out six batters to lead the Golden Eagles to a 10-0 seven-inning victory over UCF, today, at Jay Bergman Field in front of 705 in attendance.
The game was ended after seven inning because of the conference's 10-run rule after the seventh inning on Sundays.
Trey Sutton led the Golden Eagles with two hits, both home runs, a solo homer to right center in the sixth inning and three-run homer to right center in the seventh inning. Michael Ewing finished with two hits, including a solo homer in the second inning and Bailey Hartel had two hits and an RBI.
With the win, Southern Miss (20-13, 3-6 Conference USA) wins its first conference series of the season. Clark runs his record to 4-2 on the season only throwing 87 pitches in the game.
Clark struck out two batters in the first inning, two in the second, one in the third and one in the sixth inning. He retired seven of his first eight batters before giving up a walk and a single in the third inning, gave up a hit and then induced a double play in the fourth inning and then retired nine of the last 11 hitters.
UCF starter Brett Bordwine (2-2) pitched four innings, giving up three runs on three hits, walking four and striking out five. Matt McClung pitched the final three innings, giving up seven runs, five earned, on five hits, walking five and striking out three batters.
The Golden Eagles scored 10 runs on eight hits and committed two errors, while UCF finished with three hits and finished with an error.
Southern Miss took a 1-0 lead in the second inning with Michael Ewing's solo blast to right field.
James Ewing and Trey Cuevas both walked to lead off the fourth. Ewing scored from second on Hartel's infield single to second base, and Cuevas scored on Eddie Burger's bases-loaded walk, giving the Golden Eagles a 3-0 lead.
Blount singled to left to drive in James Ewing and Cuevas in the fifth inning, and Michael Ewing scored on one of two wild pitches from UCF pitcher Matt McClung, giving Southern Miss a 6-0 lead.
Sutton solo homer in the sixth gave the Golden Eagles a 7-0 lead, and his three-run homer in the seventh inning plated Bo Davis and Burger to give Southern Miss a 10-0 lead, the final outcome.
Southern Miss comes home for an eight-game homestand, starting with Ole Miss on Wednesday, April 11, at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field at 6:30 p.m. The Golden Eagles host Tulane for Eaglefest Weekend on April 13-15. Friday's game starts at 6:30 p.m., Saturday's at 4 p.m. and Sunday's at 1 p.m.