Southern Miss baseball jumps in rankings after MSU sweep

Southern Miss baseball jumps in rankings after MSU sweep
The Golden Eagle ace finished the 2018 season with a 10-0 record, a 1.06 ERA, 144 strikeouts and only 18 walks in 102.1 innings. (Photo source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team jumped in national college baseball rankings after an opening weekend sweep of Mississippi State.

The Golden Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 23-6 and never trailed in the three-game home series at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg. National rankings released Monday reflected the impressive sweep.

The Conference USA also recognized a pair of Southern Miss players for their performances in the series. Junior third baseman Luke Reynolds was named Conference USA Hitter of the Week and junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week.

Southern Miss will be back in action on Tuesday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Mobile against South Alabama.