McMahon shuts out Troy to win series on Sunday 5-0

McMahon shuts out Troy to win series on Sunday 5-0

This is a news release from Southern Miss athletics

TROY, Ala. – James McMahon tossed a complete-game, six-hit shutout to lead Southern Miss to a 5-0 victory over Troy here Sunday afternoon at Riddle-Pace Field to win the series on the road.

The Golden Eagles (5-4-1) captured their second victory in a row after beating the Trojans (7-4) in 10 innings on Saturday 6-2.

Connor Barron paced the Golden Eagle attack with two hits and two RBI, while Matt Durst delivered a team-high three hits and Tim Lynch added a pair.

McMahon (2-0) threw his second complete game in a row as his nine-inning performance was a career-best as he also tied his best strikeout total with eight. The senior from Hattiesburg retired the 10 the final 11 batters he faced. It was the first complete-game shutout by a Golden Eagle since Conor Fisk blanked Louisiana Tech on April 18, 2104.

Southern Miss opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the second as Michael Sterling started the scoring with an RBI single to center. Barron then plated Chuckie Robinson on a ground out to the second baseman to account for both of the inning's runs.

Durst and Lynch then collected consecutive doubles to start the third with Lynch's driving in Durst to make the score 3-0.

Barron added his second homer of the weekend and third of the season in the fourth with a solo shot to leftfield to begin the fourth, before the Golden Eagles finished their scoring in the seventh on a groundout by Taylor Braley.

Troy starter Tucker Simpson (1-2) lasted three-plus innings as the Eagles collected four runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts against the right-handed hurler.

Southern Miss finished its seven-game road swing Tuesday with a 6:30 p.m., contest at South Alabama before returning home on Wednesday to face in-state rival Ole Miss. Game time for that contest is 6 p.m., and will be the team's annual BLACKOUT game.