This is a news release from Southern Miss athletics
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A pair of WKU pitchers limited Southern Miss to one hit as the Hilltoppers defeated Southern Miss 5-0 here Friday night in Conference USA action at Nick Denes Field.
The Golden Eagles (18-12-1 overall, 6-6 C-USA) were shut out for the first time this season, having a three-game winning streak snapped in the process.
The visitors had chances to score in the first pair of innings, leaving one runner stranded in the first and the bases loaded in the second, but WKU starter John Harman limited the Golden Eagles to a sixth-inning leadoff double to Dylan Burdeaux. The sophomore from West Monroe, La., extended his team-best hitting streak to nine games.
Harman blanked the Golden Eagles for 5 1/3 innings and posted three walks with five strikeouts to garner the victory, while Kevin Elder allowed just one walk and fanned four over the final 3 2/3 to get credit with the save. Harman improved to 3-2 on the year, while Elder collected his second save.
Danny Hudzina had two hits and drive in a pair of runs in the contest to lead WKU (16-14, 7-6). After scoring the game's first run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth by Philip Diedrick, Hudzina knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly of his own in the fifth.
Cody Wofford added a two-run homer in the sixth, his fourth of the year, and Hudzina blasted a solo shot in the seventh to complete the scoring.
Southern Miss starter Cody Carroll (2-2) gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks with six strikeouts over six innings to suffer the loss.
Game two of the series is set for 3 p.m., Saturday.