Doleac's Two-Run Single in 12th Lifts USM over Ole Miss
The Golden Eagles sweep two-game series with Rebels in 2011.
April 12, 2011
PEARL, Miss. - Adam Doleac laced a single through the left side to drive in two runs in the top of the 12th to lift No. 25 Southern Miss over Ole Miss 8-6 here Tuesday night at Trustmark Park.
The Golden Eagles (24-8) won for the second consecutive time as they swept the two-game season series with the Rebels - both extra-inning affairs.
Doleac led USM with four hits and has a total of 10 over his last three games, while driving in three runs in the contest. Tyler Koelling and B.A. Vollmuth each added a pair of hits for the Eagles as well.
Southern Miss left a season-high 17 runners, but scored a pair of runs in each of the last two extra innings.
Mark Ellis put Southern Miss ahead 6-4 in the top of the 11th with a single through the middle, but Ole Miss got Austin Anderson RBI double and then scored on a fielding error to tie the game at 6-6.
In the decisive inning, Kameron Brunty walked to open the inning and Kolleing singled, before Travis Creel put down a sacrifice bunt. After an intentional walk to Marc Bourgeois and a strikeout by Chase Fowler, Doleac collected the game winning single to help the Golden Eagles improve to 8-3 all-time at Trustmark Park.
Collin Cargill then retired the Rebels (20-14) in order in the bottom of the frame to end the contest.
The senior from Hattiesburg threw the final 3 2/3 innings and allowed two unearned runs on one hit and one walk with two strikeouts collected the victory to improve to 4-2 on the season.
R.J. Hively, the sixth of seven Ole Miss pitchers on the evening, got tagged with the loss and fell to 0-1 on the season. Hively gave up three runs on three hits and three walks over an inning of work. The Rebels gave up 13 walks to the Golden Eagles in the contest.
After finishing this stretch of games away from home at 5-3, Southern Miss returns to Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field as they take on New Orleans in the first of three games Friday at 6 p.m. It will be Parrothead Head Night at The Pete, honoring Southern Miss alumnus Jimmy Buffett. Southern Miss will wear a commemorative jersery as well as other exciting happenings at the park that night.