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Big inning propels Southern Miss for second-straight day in 10-3 win over Murray State

Connor Barron celebrates with teammates after his 1st inning HR. Photo by Daniel Brown. Connor Barron celebrates with teammates after his 1st inning HR. Photo by Daniel Brown.

This is a news release from Southern Miss athletics

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss broke open a tie game with a six-run, seventh inning and Connor Barron led the Golden Eagles with four hits in a 10-3 victory over Murray State here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

The Golden Eagles (2-0) go after its first season-opening sweep, Sunday, since taking three games over Missouri to start the 2013 campaign. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

With the score tied at 3-3 in the seventh, it was Barron who got the Golden Eagles started with a one-out double off the centerfield wall. Nick Dawson then put Southern Miss ahead for good one batter later with a run-scoring single up the middle.

Dylan Burdeaux followed with a ground ball to the right-side and first baseman Reed Thompson was charged with not touching the first base bag before unsuccessfully trying to retire the lead runner at second with a throw. With runners at second and third, Matt Durst then singled in a run to center.

Ryan Ellis, who made his first start and collected a pair of singles and two RBI, knocked in a run with a single through the right-side. Tim Lynch then looped a double over Thompson's head on the first-base line, scoring pinch runner Chase Reeves. Chase Scott then added an RBI single and Austin Roussel ended the inning's scoring with a ground out.

Breck Kline added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to add an insurance run.

Cody Carroll started for the Golden Eagles and allowed three runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings with three walks and four strikeouts. Luke Lowery, who came in for the second-straight day in relief, got the final out of the top of the seven and registered the victory for his first of the season.

MSU reliever John Rafferty (0-1) suffered the loss by allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits and two strikeouts in relief of Brad Boegel, who went 5 1/3 frames.

The visiting Racers scored twice in the first innings on an RBI single from Tyler Lawrence and a sacrifice fly by Nick Moore, before the Eagles got a solo homer from Barron to start the bottom of the first and then a RBI ground out from Burdeaux in the third to tie the score at 3-3.

Kollin Dowdy gave MSU its final lead in the fifth on a single to center, but the Eagles tied the game again in the sixth on a run-scoring single from Ellis.

The Golden Eagles finished the contest with 16 hits as Burdeaux and Durst each added three hits apiece, while Scott collected a pair of singles as well.HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss broke open a tie game with a six-run, seventh inning and Connor Barron led the Golden Eagles with four hits in a 10-3 victory over Murray State here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

The Golden Eagles (2-0) go after its first season-opening sweep, Sunday, since taking three games over Missouri to start the 2013 campaign. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

With the score tied at 3-3 in the seventh, it was Barron who got the Golden Eagles started with a one-out double off the centerfield wall. Nick Dawson then put Southern Miss ahead for good one batter later with a run-scoring single up the middle.

Dylan Burdeaux followed with a ground ball to the right-side and first baseman Reed Thompson was charged with not touching the first base bag before unsuccessfully trying to retire the lead runner at second with a throw. With runners at second and third, Matt Durst then singled in a run to center.

Ryan Ellis, who made his first start and collected a pair of singles and two RBI, knocked in a run with a single through the right-side. Tim Lynch then looped a double over Thompson's head on the first-base line, scoring pinch runner Chase Reeves. Chase Scott then added an RBI single and Austin Roussel ended the inning's scoring with a ground out.

Breck Kline added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to add an insurance run.

Cody Carroll started for the Golden Eagles and allowed three runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings with three walks and four strikeouts. Luke Lowery, who came in for the second-straight day in relief, got the final out of the top of the seven and registered the victory for his first of the season.

MSU reliever John Rafferty (0-1) suffered the loss by allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits and two strikeouts in relief of Brad Boegel, who went 5 1/3 frames.

The visiting Racers scored twice in the first innings on an RBI single from Tyler Lawrence and a sacrifice fly by Nick Moore, before the Eagles got a solo homer from Barron to start the bottom of the first and then a RBI ground out from Burdeaux in the third to tie the score at 3-3.

Kollin Dowdy gave MSU its final lead in the fifth on a single to center, but the Eagles tied the game again in the sixth on a run-scoring single from Ellis.

The Golden Eagles finished the contest with 16 hits as Burdeaux and Durst each added three hits apiece, while Scott collected a pair of singles as well.

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