Oct. 23, 2011
- Southern Miss used a four-run ninth inning to comeback and defeat William Carey 9-4 in a 14-inning fall baseball exhibition here Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
The Golden Eagles got five of their 16 hits from senior Kameron Brunty, while Isaac Rodriguez added three and Blake Brown tallied a pair.
William Carey got two hits each from Ross Weathers and Javier Ortiz in their seven-hit attack.
WCU took the early advantage with a pair of runs in the fourth courtesy of an RBI single by Carlos Castro and a sacrifice fly by Will White.
After the Golden Eagles cut the advantage in the bottom of the stanza on a run-scoring double by Dillon Day, the visitors added two more runs in the fifth to make it 4-1. Weathers accounted for WCU's scoring in that frame with a two-run homer down the leftfield line.
Brown added a solo homer in the Eagles' half of the inning to make the score 4-2.
Southern Miss then rallied in the ninth with four runs to take the lead for good. After a WCU fielding error to start the frame and a strikeout, Brunty singled to put runners at the corners. Rodriguez then tied the game with a double and Connor Barron then put the home team up for good with a run-scoring single to center before USM scored their final run in the frame on a visitors' throwing error.
James McMahon added an RBI single in the 11th for USM and Brown tallied a run-scoring double in the 12th, while the final Golden Eagle tally came via a balk.
Southern Miss finishes its fall exhibition game schedule next Sunday, Oct. 30, when they hold their annual Black and Gold game at 1 p.m. Admission is free for that contest.