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.