Southern Miss Shut Outs Mississippi State 3-0 Tuesday at Trustmark Park

Southern Miss Shut Outs Mississippi State 3-0 Tuesday at Trustmark Park

This is a news release from Southern Miss Athletics

PEARL, Miss.

– Five Southern Miss pitchers combined to record a six-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory over Mississippi State here Tuesday evening at Trustmark Park.

It was the fourth shutout of the season for the Golden Eagles (14-8-1) as they snapped a six-game losing streak to the Bulldogs (18-9).

“Both sides pitched really well,” said Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry. “But our guys got out of the gate well with (James McMahon) and they all pitched really well. Three double plays turned in the game. We really controlled anything on the bases that they had.”

The game stayed scoreless until the bottom of the sixth when Taylor Braley registered a two-out infield single to shortstop off of Bulldog starter Lucas Laster. Matt Durst then followed with a triple over the head of Gavin Collins in rightfield to plate Braley, before Tim Lynch added a run-scoring double to right.

Southern Miss then scored with two outs one frame later as Nick Dawson and Connor Barron delivered back-to-back singles, before Daniel Keating knocked home Dawson with a single through the leftside.

James McMahon, who was a part of his third shutout of the season for Southern Miss, pitched to just one batter over the minimum over 3 2/3 innings, surrendering two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in a limited pitch count, but got a double play and a runner caught stealing to keep the visiting Bulldogs off the board.

After 1 1/3 scoreless innings from Cody Livingston, Jake Winston then threw 2 1/3 frames allowing two hits and two walks with a strikeout to garner the victory and improve to 1-0 on the year.

Luke Lowery then registered an out, before Ryan Milton gave up just one hit in the ninth to earn his fifth save of the year.

Laster (3-1) suffered the loss giving up three runs on eight hits with a walk and four strikeouts for MSU.

Southern Miss tied a season-high with three double plays turned in the contest.

The Golden Eagles return to action this weekend when they travel to Houston to face C-USA foe Rice in a three-game series. The set opens with a 6 p.m., contest on Friday and will be telecast on Fox Sports 2. The set continues with a 2 p.m., contest on Saturday and a 1 p.m., first pitch on Sunday.