USM turns focus toward Mississippi State

USM turns focus toward Mississippi State

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - After opening the season with a three-game sweep of Purdue, Southern Miss baseball fans will have to wait a few more days to see the Golden Eagles take the field again.

Wednesday’s scheduled contest with Troy at Trustmark Park has been postponed due to expected rain in the forecast. A make-up date has not yet been announced.

Thus, No. 21 USM turns its attention toward this weekend’s three-game series at No. 9 Mississippi State. Game one is Friday at 4 p.m.

The Golden Eagles return to Starkville for the first time since 2009 to face a foe they’ve grown quite familiar with in recent years. After falling to MSU in the Hattiesburg Regional in 2017, Southern Miss retaliated with a three-game sweep of the Bulldogs last season.

"It doesn't matter if it's [Mississippi] State or anybody else,” said USM head coach Scott Berry. “You've got to be prepared to win a baseball game. That's how I try to get with our guys on every game we play and it won't be any different this weekend."

“We don’t treat it any differently,” said USM senior left-handed pitcher Stevie Powers. “I think as a mature team that we are, that this program’s been built on, we approach every single game like it’s another game, another opportunity to out there and win. It doesn’t matter if tomorrow’s game was on and we were playing Troy or Friday night against Mississippi State. The most important game is the next one on our schedule. Right now, the most important game that we have is Friday night and so that’s what we’re preparing for.”

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