Baseball Plays Final Midweek Game versus Southeastern Louisiana at MGM Park
Stats: Southern Miss – Southeastern Louisiana
TV: None | Live Stats |The is no webstream for this event
Radio Network: Hattiesburg (WKZW-FM, 94.3), Jackson (WJDX-AM 620), Columbia (WFFF-FM, 96.7), Pascagoula (WPMO-AM 1580); Southern Miss Gameday App (free)
Pitching Probables (Southern Miss vs. Southeastern Louisiana):
Tuesday – RH J.C. Keys (2-3, 6.32 ERA) vs. TBA, 7:05 p.m.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss puts its season-best, 10-game winning streak on the line when they travel to MGM Park in Biloxi Tuesday night to face Southeastern Louisiana in the squad’s final non-conference tilt of the regular season.
Game time is set for 7:05 p.m., and the Golden Eagles are fresh off clinching the Conference USA regular season title following its 8-0 victory at home over UAB. It marks the fourth C-USA crowns for the school as they also won the regular season in 2003, 2011 and 2013.
The Golden Eagles enter the contest with a 40-12 record, while the Lions are 34-16.
The two teams met on back-to-back days last season with the Golden Eagles capturing a 9-7 triumph in Hammond, before the Lions came back with a 4-2 decision at The Pete the following day. It was the first meeting between the two clubs since the 2008 campaign.
Southern Miss leads the overall series 72-45 and have captured six of the last eight meetings between the two clubs.
Sophomore right-handed sophomore J.C. Keys gets the start for the Golden Eagles against the Lions, as he holds a 2-3 record with a 2-3 earned run average. Keys possesses 36 strikeouts in 37 innings this spring.
Senior Dylan Burdeaux, who has hit safely in 27 of the last 29 games for the Golden Eagles, brings the longest hitting streak into the game for Southern Miss at seven games.
This will be the second time Southern Miss has played at MGM Park this season – beating Nicholls 16-8 in April – and the squad returns there next week for The First, A National Banking Association Conference USA Baseball Championship, May 24-28.
Southern Miss finishes the regular season with a three-game C-USA series at UTSA Thursday through Saturday. Game times are 6 p.m, on Thursday and Friday and at 11:30 a.m., Saturday.