April 4, 2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The University of Southern Mississippi softball team remains on the road as the Golden Eagles travel to Greenville, N.C. for a three-game Conference USA series with East Carolina at the ECU Softball Complex over the weekend.
The Golden Eagles (19-18, 7-5 C-USA) and Pirates (17-13, 6-6 C-USA) will play a doubleheader beginning a 12:00 p.m. (CT), on Saturday, April 5, before closing out the series the following day with a single game at 11:00 a.m. (CT).
The Last Meeting
April 27, 2013
Live stats and in-game tweets (@USMSoftball) will be available throughout the games.
East Carolina holds a slight 20-18 lead in the all-time series. Southern Miss is 9-8 against ECU in Hattiesburg, but just 7-10 in Greenville. The two teams have met four times at neutral sites with each team owning two wins.
TWEETABLES (News and notes in 140 characters or less)
Danielle Block was a finalist for Southern Miss' Freshman Female of the Year and was recognized during the Founders' Day Celebration. #FOY
Meaghen Nelson was named Conference USA Player of the Week, becoming the first Golden Eagle to win since Jill Mathis in 2011. #WellDeserved
Mackenzie Sher was named C-USA Player of the Week, giving Southern Miss two Players of the Week for the first time since 2010. #Recognition
With win against UAPB, Shelbee Rodgers became first pitcher since Beth Dietrich in 2011 to record double-digit wins in a season. #TenWins
Samantha Robles has three home runs on the season, including a team-best two grand slams. #GrandSami
Three different pitchers have thrown no-hitters this year - Block (2/22-Detroit); Rodgers (2/23-Detroit); and Robles (3/12-Alcorn). #NoNos
Sarah Evans tied school record with two triples in a game - TWICE. She accomplished it against Detroit and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. #MagicNumber
Sher leads team with 7 HR. For her career, she has 21 tying with H.Bell (2001-04) and S.Boyd (2001-04) for 4th in USM history. #MackSmack
Katie Cleary tied school record with 3 doubles in a game vs. ULM at Texas Invite. Cleary had just 2 doubles all last season. #RecordBreaking
Rodgers leads team with 137 strikeouts. She's first Golden Eagle pitcher to post 100+ Ks since Gabby Luciani had 154 in 2010. #Ks
The Southern Miss offense has tallied 71 extra base hits, including 46 doubles, 10 triples and 15 home runs. #Production
With 16 regular season games left, Southern Miss has more overall wins (19) and Conference USA wins (7) than all last season. #Improvement
Southern Miss opened up Conference USA season with back-to-back series wins for the first time since 2006. #History
Twice this season, the Southern Miss pitching staff has had posted 18 consecutive shutout innings. #Zeros
Eighteen (18) of 22 players on Southern Miss roster are underclassmen. Golden Eagles have just two juniors and two seniors. #Youngins