HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The baseball game between Southern Miss and the University of New Orleans Tuesday night was cancelled due to heavy rains at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
The game, which started 46 minutes late due to earlier rain in the day and an injury to one of the umpires sustained during the pregame coaches home plate meeting, saw Christian Talley retire the Privateers in order on seven pitches in the top of the first.
After a strikeout to start the bottom of the frame, the Golden Eagles strung together five hits and a walk that included an RBI single from Dylan Burdeaux, Tim Lynch and Bradley Roney before Michael Gilbert delivered a two-out, two-run single. The Privateers then went to the bullpen and the game was then delayed due to lightning and rain at 7:12 p.m. About an hour later, university officials decided that the contest could not continue.
There will be no makeup of this game.
Golden Eagle fans that had tickets for this contest can redeem them for admission to another 2014 regular season home game.
The Golden Eagles return to action Wednesday at home, when they entertain South Alabama. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
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