Pair of homers lift Southern Miss over Alabama 6-2 in rain-shortened contest Tuesday

Pair of homers lift Southern Miss over Alabama 6-2 in rain-shortened contest Tuesday

This is a news release from Southern Miss athletics

HOOVER, Ala. – Southern Miss got home runs from Chase Scott and Dylan Burdeaux to lead the Golden Eagles in a rain-shortened 6-2 victory over Alabama here Tuesday night at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

The Golden Eagles (24-16-1) won for the second-straight game as rain halted play to start the top of the eighth. After a brief delay, the game was called due to the heavy rains.

Scott, who extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a team-best three hits, sparked a three-run fourth by starting the frame with a solo homer, his third of the year. After a flyout, the Golden Eagles put together four-straight hits with the final two – a single by Michael Sterling and a double by Nick Dawson - each driving in a run. Dawson added a total of two hits for the visitors.

The Crimson Tide (23-21) scored their only runs in the bottom of the inning on a two-run blast from J.C. Wilhite to leftfield, his second of the season.

Southern Miss added to its lead with another run in the fifth on an RBI groundout from Matt Durst and then completed the scoring with a two-run homer from Burdeaux in the sixth, his second of the campaign. The team finished with 11 hits in the contest.

Cord Cockrell improved to 3-0 for the Golden Eagles as he pitched 6 1/3 solid innings and allowed both runs on six hits with three walks, while fanning three. Luke Lowery came in to get a lineout double play to end the seventh.

Alabama starter Nick Eicholtz (2-1) suffered the loss after allowing four runs on nine hits over four-plus innings with two walks and five strikeouts.

The Golden Eagles improved to 6-0 on Tuesdays this season and ended its regular season series against Southeastern Conference schools with a 4-0 record.

Southern Miss returns to action Wednesday when they entertain South Alabama in a 6 p.m., contest.