Oakland rallies with four runs in seventh for 7-5 win at Southern Miss

Oakland rallies with four runs in seventh for 7-5 win at Southern Miss

This is a news release from Southern Miss athletics

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Oakland scored four times in the top of the seventh to rally for a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over Southern Miss here Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

The Golden Eagles (7-6-1) have dropped both games to the Golden Grizzlies, but can salvage the final game of the series, Sunday, as the two teams conclude the set with a 1 p.m., start.

After Oakland registered an unearned run in the top of the first off of Southern Miss starter Cody Carroll, the Golden Eagles exploded for four runs to take the lead in the third.

Nick Dawson and Connor Barron each singled to lead off the frame. Daniel Keating then reached on a ball that was misplayed by the leftfielder Trent Drumheller to load the bases. Dylan Burdeaux, who had two of the Golden Eagles 10 hits, knocked in two with a single. Matt Durst then grounded into a double play, which scored Keating.

Tim Lynch finished the inning's scoring with a solo home run to right-centerfield, his team-leading fourth of the year, to give the Golden Eagles a 4-1 advantage.

After Oakland (2-8) responded with a pair of runs on a bases-loaded walk to Matt DiLeo and a RBI single by Mike Brosseau, the Golden Eagles extended their lead in the bottom half of the frame. Burdeaux drove in his third run of the game with a single to give the Golden Eagles the 5-3 lead.

As for Carroll, he limited the Golden Grizzlies to three runs (two earned) over six innings with four walks and four strikeouts, before the home bullpen allowed four runs on five hits in the pivotal seventh inning.

Cody Livingston, the second reliever in the inning, allowed two runs on three hits with a pair of strikeouts to suffer the loss and fall to 1-1. Livingston pitched two innings in the losing effort.

Nate Green came in to relieve starter Collin Gee for Oakland in the fourth and threw the final 5 1/3 frames to get the victory and improve to 1-2. Green limited the Eagles to three hits and four walks down the stretch with six strikeouts but did not allow a run.

The Golden Eagles left a season-high 13 runners on bases.