Softball Falls to South Alabama in Wednesday Contest
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss softball team fell to the South Alabama Jaguars, 10-4, on Wednesday evening. The Golden Eagles move to 9-12 on the season.
Tata Davis had a standout night, launching her first collegiate homerun over the center wall in the bottom of the sixth inning while Destini Brown and Samantha Reynolds tallied the other two hits on the board.
Kim Crowson (4-3) got the start tonight in the circle pitching four complete innings and only giving up two earned runs next to two strikeouts. Samantha Robles came in relief and pitched 2 1/3 innings with four earned runs and two strikeouts before sophomore Jade Lewis came in the circle to finish the game.
The Jaguars scored the first run of the night in the top of the first after a leadoff single and their bats just kept rolling, scoring in five of the seven innings.
Southern Miss scored two runs in the bottom of the first after a South Alabama throwing error occurred to give them a 2-1 lead before the Jaguars tied it up in the top of the second. The Golden Eagle tried to cut the deficit by scoring again in bottom of the fifth and sixth but a top of the seventh run for South Alabama clenched the victory for the Jaguars.
The Golden Eagles return to the field on Saturday in the conference opener against Western Kentucky. Southern Miss takes on the Hilltoppers in a three-game series beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 pm and concludes on Sunday at noon.