Southern Miss dropped an 8-5 decision to Texas Southern in the opening game of the Texas Invitational on Saturday, but used a seven-run fifth inning for a 9-8 come from behind victory over ULM in the night cap.
Southern Miss fell 7-4 in game 1 before being edged 4-3 in eight innings in the night cap.
Played in 13 games, making 13 starts before suffering a season-ending injury ... Recorded six hits in 31 at bats with three doubles, three runs scored and a run driven in ... Despite seeing limited action, posted a four-game reached base streak ... Had a season-best two hits against Sacramento State, finishing the game 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored ... Also had doubles against Baylor and Jacksonville State, while scoring runs against Jacksonville State and Sam Houston State ... Drove in a run against the Gamecocks.
Attended Fairmount Prep in Anaheim, Calif. for three years, before concluding prep career at Cactus Shadows HS in Cave Creek, Ariz. ... Did not play high school softball during her senior after a move ... Named First Team All-League as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Tabbed team MVP during first three years of high school ... Earned Southern California Player of the Week honors from MaxPreps.com after throwing a no-hitter and belting two home runs with 11 strikeouts in five innings ... Also played soccer and volleyball, earning All-League honors for three years as a member of the soccer team ... Played travel ball with the Lil' Saints 18U Gold, California Cruisers 16U, OC Elite 18U and OC Athletics 18U Gold ... Honor student and member of the National Honor Society ... Holds membership in the Congressional Youth Leadership Council and compiled over 100 hours of community service in Southern California.
Full name is Meaghen Minowa Nelson ... Daughter of Kelly and Wayne Nelson ... Has three younger sisters, Morgan, Makenna and Malia ... Father Wayne played baseball at Long Beach City College ... Born on Feb. 26 in Cerritos, Calif. ... Majoring in business administration (entrepreneurship).