March 10, 2014
The Last Meeting
April 10, 2013
Pete Taylor Park
Four-Run Eighth Lifts Baseball Over UNO
Southern Miss scored four runs in the eighth to rally for the second time in the contest in defeating the University of New Orleans 8-5 here Wednesday night at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
- The Southern Miss baseball team returns home Tuesday for the first of two midweek games at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field when they entertain the University of New Orleans. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
This game was originally scheduled in New Orleans but the venues were flipped for the pair of dates in this two-game series to help accommodate UNO with the remodeling completion of their home facility, Maestri Field. Season ticket holders can use the UNO tickets in their booklets, which is listed as Game 17, for Tuesday's contest.
The Golden Eagles (7-9) look to establish a winning streak after finishing the Missouri series with a 2-1 victory on Sunday.
Junior Bradley Roney (Wetumpka, Ala.) was a big reason for Sunday's victory after enjoying a 6-for-12 weekend at the plate, including a two-run homer in the Missouri finale, to raise his average to a team-high .308 this season to go along with a current team-best 5-game hitting streak. Roney also did it on the mound for the Golden Eagles against the Tigers, getting the final four outs in Sunday's victory to earn his fifth save of the season. For his career, Roney now has collected 23 saves which is tied for third on the school's career chart along with Tyler Conn (2007-08).
Fellow junior Mason Robbins (Leakesville, Miss.) is next offensively with a .288 batting average to go along with team highs of seven doubles and 13 RBI. Sophomore Tim Lynch (Jupiter, Fla.) has seen his average rise to .273 after a solid weekend, in which he tallied a 5-for-11 series at Mizzou.
Against the Privateers, Southern Miss will send junior right-hander Christian Talley (Diamondhead, Miss.) to the mound. Talley has posted a 0-1 record with a 2.87 earned run average. He has fanned 11 and walked just two in 15 2/3 innings this season.
UNO (4-9) expects to counter with sophomore right-hander Blake Prest (0-1, 4.76 ERA) as the two teams renew their series which dates back to the 1970 season.
Over that time, the two teams have met 98 times with the Golden Eagles holding a 50-48 advantage, including winning the last 11 games in the series. The two schools will complete their two-game series in New Orleans on April 1.
Southern Miss concludes its two-game homestand finishes, Wednesday, when the Golden Eagles entertain South Alabama in a 6 p.m. tilt. Southern Miss then returns to the road this weekend to open Conference USA play against Marshall in Charleston, W.Va., for a three-game set.