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  • USM stays alive in C-USA Baseball Tournament

    USM stays alive in C-USA Baseball Tournament

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:13:07 GMT
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    Second baseman Matthew Guidry hit a three-run home run with two outs in the second inning and junior left hander Kirk McCarty gutted his way through seven strong innings as top-seeded University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship.

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    Second baseman Matthew Guidry hit a three-run home run with two outs in the second inning and junior left hander Kirk McCarty gutted his way through seven strong innings as top-seeded University of Southern Mississippi stayed alive in The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship.

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  • FAU eliminates FIU from C-USA baseball tournament

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-05-25 18:20:57 GMT
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    The first two times Florida Atlantic University catcher Pedro Pages had stepped into the batter’s box Thursday morning at MGM Park, Florida International University right-hander Nick McDonald had started him off with breaking pitches. 

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    The first two times Florida Atlantic University catcher Pedro Pages had stepped into the batter’s box Thursday morning at MGM Park, Florida International University right-hander Nick McDonald had started him off with breaking pitches. 

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  • UTSA takes down No. 11 USM, 9-2

    UTSA takes down No. 11 USM, 9-2

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:34:08 GMT
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    The University of Texas-San Antonio gave the No. 11 University of Southern Mississippi a dose of its own medicine Wednesday evening in the opening round of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament. The Roadrunners, who were outscored 39-13 by the Golden Eagles in a conference series sweep to close the regular season just five days ago, returned the favor, pounding out a 9-2 victory at MGM Park.

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    The University of Texas-San Antonio gave the No. 11 University of Southern Mississippi a dose of its own medicine Wednesday evening in the opening round of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament. The Roadrunners, who were outscored 39-13 by the Golden Eagles in a conference series sweep to close the regular season just five days ago, returned the favor, pounding out a 9-2 victory at MGM Park.

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  • ODU rallies for 3-2 win over FIU at C-USA tournament

    ODU rallies for 3-2 win over FIU at C-USA tournament

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:07:41 GMT
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    Despite starting from an unfamiliar position in the Conference USA postseason baseball bracket, Rice University played Wednesday morning pretty much as it had in past years. Freshman right-hander Matt Canterino allowed four hits and struck out a career-high 11 batters in a personal-best 7 2/3 innings as Rice topped Florida Atlantic University 5-3 in the opener of The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship at MGM Park. “Their pitcher threw great...

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    Despite starting from an unfamiliar position in the Conference USA postseason baseball bracket, Rice University played Wednesday morning pretty much as it had in past years. Freshman right-hander Matt Canterino allowed four hits and struck out a career-high 11 batters in a personal-best 7 2/3 innings as Rice topped Florida Atlantic University 5-3 in the opener of The First, A National Banking Association, Conference USA Championship at MGM Park. “Their pitcher threw great...

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  • C-USA Baseball Tournament Report: Southern Miss Racks Up Post Season Honors

    C-USA Baseball Tournament Report: Southern Miss Racks Up Post Season Honors

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:46:52 GMT

    No. 1 seed is a big favorite to win back-to-back Conference USA Baseball Tournament titles.  MGM Park is hosting the big event with 8 teams vying to win the championship.  On Tuesday C-USA was awards day and Southern Miss got their share of top honors.

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    No. 1 seed is a big favorite to win back-to-back Conference USA Baseball Tournament titles.  MGM Park is hosting the big event with 8 teams vying to win the championship.  On Tuesday C-USA was awards day and Southern Miss got their share of top honors.

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  • MGM Park ready to host C-USA Baseball Tournament beginning Wednesday

    MGM Park ready to host C-USA Baseball Tournament beginning Wednesday

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:45:20 GMT

    Baseball fans on the coast have a golden opportunity to watch one of the hottest teams in the college ranks, Southern Miss. MGM Park is hosting the Conference-USA Tournament this week.

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    Baseball fans on the coast have a golden opportunity to watch one of the hottest teams in the college ranks, Southern Miss. MGM Park is hosting the Conference-USA Tournament this week.

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  • USM's Dylan Burdeaux named C-USA hitter of the week

    USM's Dylan Burdeaux named C-USA hitter of the week

    Monday, May 22 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-05-22 04:33:17 GMT
    Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux was named Conference USA Hitter of the week. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux was named Conference USA Hitter of the week. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the first time in his career, Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux has received a Conference USA weekly award. It’s hard to believe for the Golden Eagle who over the weekend moved into fourth place on USM’s all-time hit list (293).

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    For the first time in his career, Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux has received a Conference USA weekly award. It’s hard to believe for the Golden Eagle who over the weekend moved into fourth place on USM’s all-time hit list (293).

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  • USM to open tournament play Wednesday against UTSA

    USM to open tournament play Wednesday against UTSA

    Saturday, May 20 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-05-20 19:57:47 GMT
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    After a regular season for the record books, University of Southern Mississippi baseball now focuses on postseason play. The Golden Eagles will begin Conference USA tournament play at 4 p.m., Wednesday against Texas-San Antonio at MGM Park in Biloxi.

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    After a regular season for the record books, University of Southern Mississippi baseball now focuses on postseason play. The Golden Eagles will begin Conference USA tournament play at 4 p.m., Wednesday against Texas-San Antonio at MGM Park in Biloxi.

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  • USM sweeps UTSA to set school mark with 14th consecutive win

    USM sweeps UTSA to set school mark with 14th consecutive win

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:13:46 GMT
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    So much for those worried about a letdown after the University of Southern Mississippi clinched the Conference USA regular-season baseball championship last weekend.

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    So much for those worried about a letdown after the University of Southern Mississippi clinched the Conference USA regular-season baseball championship last weekend.

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  • USM wins record 13th consecutive baseball game

    USM wins record 13th consecutive baseball game

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-05-19 23:39:32 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi tied a season by hitting five home runs, including two by Bryant Bowen, as the Golden Eagles powered past University of Texas-San Antonio 15-1 Friday afternoon in the first game of Conference USA doubleheader.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi tied a season by hitting five home runs, including two by Bryant Bowen, as the Golden Eagles powered past University of Texas-San Antonio 15-1 Friday afternoon in the first game of Conference USA doubleheader.

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  • USM opens series with win

    USM opens series with win

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:56:38 GMT

    Southern Miss baseball already has the Conference USA regular season title locked up. The focus now is mentally preparing for the conference tournament next week.

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    Southern Miss baseball already has the Conference USA regular season title locked up. The focus now is mentally preparing for the conference tournament next week.

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  • USM completes sweep of UAB, clinches C-USA title

    USM completes sweep of UAB, clinches C-USA title

    Sunday, May 14 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-05-14 23:47:37 GMT
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    With a week to go, the University of Southern Mississippi has proved itself the best baseball team in Conference USA this spring. But the Golden Eagles insist they are not done yet. Behind Taylor Braley’s seven shutout innings and Tracy Hadley’s three hits that drove home three runs, No. 19 Southern Miss (40-12, 22-5 C-USA) clinched the conference title outright with an 8-0 victory and series sweep of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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    With a week to go, the University of Southern Mississippi has proved itself the best baseball team in Conference USA this spring. But the Golden Eagles insist they are not done yet. Behind Taylor Braley’s seven shutout innings and Tracy Hadley’s three hits that drove home three runs, No. 19 Southern Miss (40-12, 22-5 C-USA) clinched the conference title outright with an 8-0 victory and series sweep of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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  • Highlights: USM's 5-4 walk-off win over FAU

    Highlights: USM's 5-4 walk-off win over FAU

    Monday, May 8 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-05-08 05:20:05 GMT
    USM senior Dylan Burdeaux batted in the winning run to lift the Golden Eagles 5-4 over FAU on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior Dylan Burdeaux batted in the winning run to lift the Golden Eagles 5-4 over FAU on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAM
    "We had a lot of emotional swings in that game that went against us but we came right back and we did so many things well to win that baseball game," said Southern Miss head coach Scott Berry. "But more than anything, probably the biggest thing that we did is we had the attitude to win." "Coach Berry always talks about the most important [at-bat] is the last one," said Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux. "Our whole motto's trusting one another and...More >>
    "We had a lot of emotional swings in that game that went against us but we came right back and we did so many things well to win that baseball game," said Southern Miss head coach Scott Berry. "But more than anything, probably the biggest thing that we did is we had the attitude to win." "Coach Berry always talks about the most important [at-bat] is the last one," said Southern Miss senior Dylan Burdeaux. "Our whole motto's trusting one another and...More >>
  • Scott Berry talks USM's comeback win over MTSU

    Scott Berry talks USM's comeback win over MTSU

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:59:49 GMT
    Southern Miss overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit to beat Middle Tennessee 13-9 on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit to beat Middle Tennessee 13-9 on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Lightning struck and Southern Miss was stuck, waiting two hours and two minutes to resume its Sunday contest with Middle Tennessee. The Golden Eagles trailed the Blue Raiders 7-5 in the top of the eighth inning when the weather delay occurred. Perhaps, that jolt of lightning gave USM the spark it needed. The Eagles scored eight runs in the ninth to notch a come-from-behind 13-9 win and series sweep over Middle Tennessee.

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    Lightning struck and Southern Miss was stuck, waiting two hours and two minutes to resume its Sunday contest with Middle Tennessee. The Golden Eagles trailed the Blue Raiders 7-5 in the top of the eighth inning when the weather delay occurred. Perhaps, that jolt of lightning gave USM the spark it needed. The Eagles scored eight runs in the ninth to notch a come-from-behind 13-9 win and series sweep over Middle Tennessee.

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  • USM's Boyd named C-USA Co-Hitter of the Week

    USM's Boyd named C-USA Co-Hitter of the Week

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:37:57 GMT
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    University of Southern Mississippi junior shortstop LeeMarcus Boyd was named Conference USA Co-Hitter of the Week. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi junior shortstop LeeMarcus Boyd was named Conference USA Co-Hitter of the Week. 

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  • USM snaps two-game losing streak

    USM snaps two-game losing streak

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-04-26 03:08:33 GMT

    Southern Miss baseball got back on the winning track Tuesday night, taking down South Alabama on the road 13-7. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Golden Eagles.

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    Southern Miss baseball got back on the winning track Tuesday night, taking down South Alabama on the road 13-7. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Golden Eagles.

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  • USM drops first C-USA series of 2017 to ODU

    USM drops first C-USA series of 2017 to ODU

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:57:22 GMT
    Seven of USM's 12 losses this season have come in the month of April. Courtesy: WDAMSeven of USM's 12 losses this season have come in the month of April. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the first time in two years, Southern Miss lost a baseball series inside Pete Taylor Park. Old Dominion defeated the Golden Eagles 9-2 on Sunday to hand USM its first Conference USA loss of the season.

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    For the first time in two years, Southern Miss lost a baseball series inside Pete Taylor Park. Old Dominion defeated the Golden Eagles 9-2 on Sunday to hand USM its first Conference USA loss of the season.

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  • USM baseball falls to Rice

    USM baseball falls to Rice

    Saturday, April 15 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-04-16 02:29:06 GMT

    Southern Miss baseball fell to Rice Saturday 11-4 in a Conference USA contest.

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    Southern Miss baseball fell to Rice Saturday 11-4 in a Conference USA contest.

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  • USM baseball team schedule

    USM baseball team schedule

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-04-12 12:12:19 GMT

    Click here for the USM baseball team schedule.

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    Click here for the USM baseball team schedule.

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  • Clutch hitting pushes USM past FIU, 5-1

    Monday, April 10 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-04-10 12:38:33 GMT
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    Friday night, the University of Southern Mississippi mashed 16 hits to bludgeon its way past visiting Florida International University at Taylor Park. Saturday afternoon, the 17th-ranked Golden Eagles relied more on some clutch hitting.

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    Friday night, the University of Southern Mississippi mashed 16 hits to bludgeon its way past visiting Florida International University at Taylor Park. Saturday afternoon, the 17th-ranked Golden Eagles relied more on some clutch hitting.

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  • Braley becomes double threat for USM baseball

    Braley becomes double threat for USM baseball

    Monday, April 3 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-04-04 02:36:02 GMT
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    He’s the man his teammates call ‘Meat,” a rededicated diamond dog with a cannon arm and booming bat who lives in a perpetually dirty uniform. 

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    He’s the man his teammates call ‘Meat,” a rededicated diamond dog with a cannon arm and booming bat who lives in a perpetually dirty uniform. 

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  • Keys 1-hitter finishes off USM baseball sweep

    Keys 1-hitter finishes off USM baseball sweep

    Sunday, April 2 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-04-02 23:11:58 GMT
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    Daniel Keating drove in four runs with two of Southern Miss’ five home runs Sunday as the No. 23 Golden Eagles beat Western Kentucky 13-1 in eight innings. 

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    Daniel Keating drove in four runs with two of Southern Miss’ five home runs Sunday as the No. 23 Golden Eagles beat Western Kentucky 13-1 in eight innings. 

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  • Cooper, Boyd both homer in USM victory

    Cooper, Boyd both homer in USM victory

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-03-30 02:33:48 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi did the majority of its best work at the plate Wednesday night when it was down to its last outs.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi did the majority of its best work at the plate Wednesday night when it was down to its last outs.

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  • Southern Miss baseball moves into Top 25

    Southern Miss baseball moves into Top 25

    Monday, March 20 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-03-20 23:32:32 GMT
    USM junior Taylor Braley rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the Golden Eagles' 13-9 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Taylor Braley rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the Golden Eagles' 13-9 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    After a sweep of a five-game slate last week, University of Southern Mississippi baseball earned some national recognition.

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    After a sweep of a five-game slate last week, University of Southern Mississippi baseball earned some national recognition.

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  • USM baseball clinches Louisiana Tech series

    USM baseball clinches Louisiana Tech series

    Sunday, March 19 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-03-19 04:20:31 GMT
    USM junior Taylor Braley rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the Golden Eagles' 13-9 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Taylor Braley rounds third after hitting his fifth home run of the season in the Golden Eagles' 13-9 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss baseball is off to a hot start in Conference USA play, clinching a series win over No. 23 Louisiana Tech with a 13-9 win on Saturday.

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    Southern Miss baseball is off to a hot start in Conference USA play, clinching a series win over No. 23 Louisiana Tech with a 13-9 win on Saturday.

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  • Southern Miss opens C-USA at Louisiana Tech

    Southern Miss opens C-USA at Louisiana Tech

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:02 AM EDT2017-03-17 15:02:30 GMT
    USM's Hunter Slater (21) went 1-4 with one RBI in the Golden Eagles' 5-4 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. Courtesy: WDAMUSM's Hunter Slater (21) went 1-4 with one RBI in the Golden Eagles' 5-4 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. Courtesy: WDAM

    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team will take a tough, first step into the so-called second season, when it opens Conference USA play on the road against the league’s most winning ballclub. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team will take a tough, first step into the so-called second season, when it opens Conference USA play on the road against the league’s most winning ballclub. 

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  • #11 Southern Miss stays alive in Conference USA Tournament

    #11 Southern Miss stays alive in Conference USA Tournament

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-05-25 23:56:30 GMT
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    Matthew Guidry’s three-run home run in the second inning gave Southern Miss a lead it never would lose and as the top-seeded Golden Eagles shook off Wednesday’s first-round loss with a 5-2 victory over fifth-seeded Louisiana Tech in an elimination game.

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    Matthew Guidry’s three-run home run in the second inning gave Southern Miss a lead it never would lose and as the top-seeded Golden Eagles shook off Wednesday’s first-round loss with a 5-2 victory over fifth-seeded Louisiana Tech in an elimination game.

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  • UTSA takes down No. 11 USM, 9-2

    UTSA takes down No. 11 USM, 9-2

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:34:08 GMT
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    The University of Texas-San Antonio gave the No. 11 University of Southern Mississippi a dose of its own medicine Wednesday evening in the opening round of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament. The Roadrunners, who were outscored 39-13 by the Golden Eagles in a conference series sweep to close the regular season just five days ago, returned the favor, pounding out a 9-2 victory at MGM Park.

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    The University of Texas-San Antonio gave the No. 11 University of Southern Mississippi a dose of its own medicine Wednesday evening in the opening round of the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament. The Roadrunners, who were outscored 39-13 by the Golden Eagles in a conference series sweep to close the regular season just five days ago, returned the favor, pounding out a 9-2 victory at MGM Park.

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  • Berry, Burdeaux, Caillet, and Wallner earn C-USA postseason honors

    Berry, Burdeaux, Caillet, and Wallner earn C-USA postseason honors

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:58:24 GMT

     After leading his team a school-record 44 wins and an outright Conference USA regular season championship, Southern Miss senior 1B Dylan Burdeaux West Monroe, La.), the nation’s hits leader, was named 2017 C-USA Player of the Year. He also had six teammates, his head coach and an assistant coach honored by the league as well on Tuesday. Southern Miss OF Matt Wallner (Forest Lake, Minn.) was named C-USA Freshman of the Year.

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     After leading his team a school-record 44 wins and an outright Conference USA regular season championship, Southern Miss senior 1B Dylan Burdeaux West Monroe, La.), the nation’s hits leader, was named 2017 C-USA Player of the Year. He also had six teammates, his head coach and an assistant coach honored by the league as well on Tuesday. Southern Miss OF Matt Wallner (Forest Lake, Minn.) was named C-USA Freshman of the Year.

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