Four-Game Homestand Begins Tuesday with ULM for Baseball
Tuesday, March 18 | 6:00 p.m. CT | Hattiesburg, Miss. | Pete Taylor Park (3,266)
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - After opening Conference USA play last weekend with a series win at Marshall, the Southern Miss baseball team returns to action Tuesday to open a four-game homestand with a single contest against non-conference foe ULM. Game time is set for 6 p.m., at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
The first 500 fans in attendance at Pete Taylor Park will receive a free green Southern Miss t-shirt. It will also be Twitter Tuesday and fans that follow @USMGoldenEagles are asked to look for a special code for a ticket promotion for the game.
The Golden Eagles (9-11) return home having won three of their last five games and have already defeated ULM, 14-2, last month in Monroe in the team's other meeting this season. Southern Miss registered a season-high for both runs and hits (14) in that contest.
Southern Miss also leads the series 45-18 over the Warhawks (7-14) who dropped all three games to Louisiana-Lafayette in their Sun Belt season-opening series last weekend.
Junior Matt Durst (Whitehouse, Texas) has been the hottest Golden Eagle hitter as of late, going 6-for-12 in the Marshall series to raise his season average to .300 on the year. Durst has tallied a team-high tying numbers for both homers (two) and RBI (13). He returned to action over the weekend after missing four games with a back injury.
Southern Miss is slated to throw Cody Carroll against the Warhawks Tuesday. Carroll made his first appearance, a start last Wednesday night against South Alabama, and threw four scoreless innings giving up just two hits and two walks with three strikeouts in a limited pitch count outing.
The Warhawks will counter with senior right-hander Jared Dye, who has accumulated no record with a 3.00 earned run average.
Following the ULM contest, the Golden Eagles entertain C-USA newcomer UTSA this weekend at Pete Taylor Park.