This is a news release from Southern Miss athletics
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Tim Lynch had three hits and drove in three runs to lead Southern Miss to a 10-7 Conference USA baseball victory here Sunday afternoon at Roadrunner Field.
The Golden Eagles (23-16-1 overall, 10-10 C-USA) salvaged the final game of the series by collecting 12 hits, including three home runs.
Lynch collected two singles and hit his third homer, a two-run shot, in as many days to start a five-run eighth inning adding late insurance runs for the Golden Eagles. It was his team-leading eighth round-tripper of the season.
Michael Sterling then collected a run-scoring single and Connor Barron added a two-run homer to right-centerfield to give the Golden Eagles a 9-3 advantage.
Lynch also got the scoring started for the Golden Eagles early by registering an RBI single in the top of the fourth.
UTSA (26-18, 12-9) then took its only lead of the game in the bottom of the frame with a three-run homer by Trent Bowles, off of starter James McMahon, with his fourth of the year.
It was the only runs that McMahon gave up, as he registered the win for the Golden Eagles to improve to 8-1 on the year. McMahon allowed just three hits and three walks, while fanning two over 6 1/3 innings of work.
Down 3-1 in the sixth, the Golden Eagles took the lead for good in the sixth with three runs of their own. Taylor Braley started the scoring with a two-run home run, his second of the year, as the Golden Eagles finished the weekend with a total of eight round-trippers. Austin Roussel, who has hit safely in 12 of the last 13 games, singled in the final run of the inning.
After the Golden Eagles exploded for their five-run eighth, the Roadrunners tried to rally with a two-run homer by John Bormann in the eighth, his third, before plating two more runs in the ninth. With the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth, Geonte Jackson hit a line drive up the middle that reliever Christian Talley snagged to end the game.
Talley earned his first save of the season as he got the final three outs of the contest, fanning two and walking one.
Roadrunner reliever Jeremy Filipek, the fourth of eight UTSA pitchers in the contest, suffered the loss by allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits to fall to 1-1.
The Golden Eagles next travel to Alabama for a 6:30 p.m., contest at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala. The game will be shown on the internet as part of the SECNetwork+ package.