This is a news release from Southern Miss athletics
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Cody Carroll recorded career highs for innings pitched and strikeouts to lift Southern Miss to a 3-0 victory over UAB here Friday night in Conference USA action at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
The Golden Eagles (16-11-1 overall, 5-5 C-USA) registered their fifth shutout of the season and its 14th double-digit hit performance, as the squad tallied 11 for the game. Nick Dawson tied a career best with three hits, while Daniel Keating and Taylor Braley each added two.
Carroll threw 8 1/3 innings and allowed just two hits, including one to open the game and the other to start the ninth. He also scattered three walks and a hit batsman, along with 10 strikeouts, to get the victory and improve to 2-1 on the year.
"It really was (a dominant performance) from the first inning on,” said Southern Miss coach Scott Berry. “I'm very proud of his outing. He commanded very well ad he key to his outing tonight was the command of his breaking ball and he had a very live fastball?.”
Carroll, who retired 10 straight hitters and 14 of 15 batters heading into the ninth, gave up a single to Nathan Vincent to leadoff the final frame. After a lineout to second and a walk, Carroll was lifted for Ryan Milton. Milton gave up a 3-2 walk to load the bases, before getting a strikeout looking and a flyout to Tim Lynch at first base to end the game and get his sixth save.
Southern Miss scored its only runs in the second inning.
Chase Scott led off the frame with a single to center. After a fielding error by Matt Morse to allow Ryan Ellis to reach and a lineout to rightfield, Nick Dawson singled in Scott with a shoot through the middle. Keating and Braley drove in the other two runs with singles of their own.
UAB starter Alex Luna (2-2) suffered the loss by allowing three unearned runs on eight hits with a pair of strikeouts over four innings of work.
The Blazers fell to 18-11 and 6-5 on the year.
The deciding game of the series will take place Saturday at 2 p.m.