Golden Eagles complete sweep of Marshall Sunday with 6-2 victory at Pete Taylor Park

Golden Eagles complete sweep of Marshall Sunday with 6-2 victory at Pete Taylor Park

This is a news release from Southern Miss athletics

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – James McMahon threw six shutout innings and Tim Lynch drove in three runs to lead Southern Miss to a 6-2 series-sweeping victory over Marshall here Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

The Golden Eagles (28-16-1 overall, 13-10 C-USA) won their season-best sixth game in a row and Southern Miss coach Scott Berry recorded his 200th victory at the school, marking the quickest any Golden Eagle baseball coach reached has that plateau which happened in 336 games, Berry is 200-135-1 mark in his sixth season as Southern Miss' baseball coach.

It was the first C-USA sweep for the Golden Eagles of the year and the first since beating Louisiana Tech three times on April 18-20, 2014.

McMahon scattered four hits and walked one, while fanning three to up his season record to 9-1 on the year with the victory.

The Golden Eagles got on the scoreboard in the fourth as Lynch drove in his first run with a sacrifice fly to leftfield.

Lynch then helped increase the lead in the sixth, starting a five-run inning, by singling in a pair of runs with the bases loaded. After Austin Roussel made the score 4-0 on a bases-loaded walk, Nick Dawson then plated the final two tallies in with a single to left-center.

Southern Miss' pitching staff registered a streak of 34 scoreless innings dating back to Wednesday's ninth frame of the 17-inning South Alabama contest, before Marshall rallied for two runs in the eighth for its only runs of the series.

T.J. Diffenderfer started the scoring with an RBI double, before Andrew Dundon knocked in the final run with a sacrifice fly for The Herd (16-30, 8-16).

Marshall starting pitcher JD Hammer, who was supposed to start on Saturday but was a late scratch due to an illness, went 5 1/3 innings in the series finale, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits and three walks with one strikeout.

The Golden Eagles will not play a midweek contest this week due to final exams, but return home next Friday for their final home regular-season series when they welcome Charlotte to The Pete. Game times are 6 p.m., on Friday, 2 p.m., on Saturday and 11 a.m., on Sunday.