Nov. 14, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss baseball program opened the fall signing period Wednesday by announcing the addition of three players for the 2014 campaign. The Golden Eagles added infielder/outfielder Dylan Burdeaux (West Monroe, La.), along with right-handed pitchers Dustin Berrong (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.) and Christian Talley (Diamondhead, Miss.).
"We are thrilled to have these three individuals join our class of 2014, because not only are they quality players on the field and they are representative of our program off the field as well," said Southern Miss coach Scott Berry. "Our assistant coaches, Chad Caillet and Michael Federico, have done a fantastic job of continue to recruit and sign quality people both on the field and off into our program."
Burdeaux, at 6-foot-2, 225 lbs., plays for Ross Blankenship at West Monroe High School, where he earned all-district and all-northeast honors for his team. A nominee for student of the year at his school, Burdeaux earned membership with the National Honor Society, Interact, the Biology Club and Spanish Club during his time at West Monroe High.
He played for Ark-La-Tex Marucci last summer and posted a .400 batting average with five home runs.
Berrong, a 6-foot, 200-lb., relief pitcher at Choctawhatchee High School, helped his team finish 19-10 last season while finishing as the District 2-6A runner-up. He was the Northwest Florida Daily News Big School Player of the Year on the strength of 11 victories.
As for Talley, the 6-foot-4, 180 lb., right-hander posted a 4-1 mark during his freshman campaign at Pearl River Community College in which he added 39 strikeouts and just 11 walks over 57 innings with an earned run average of 2.37. He participated his first season at Alabama, before transferring to PRC.
Talley also attended Hancock High School, where he posted a 3-4 mark with one save and three complete games. He struck out a career-high 16 in a 5-1 victory over Harrison Central and had five games in which he notched six or more strikeouts. He was named a Rawlings/Perfect Game preseason Southeast Region honorable mention selection heading into his senior campaign and also was a two-time South Mississippi All-Star pick.
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