HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Miss baseball opened it's three-game series against Florida International Friday with a 5-0 victory.
Stevie Powers got the start on the mound, pitching a complete game-game shutout and striking out nine.
Matt Wallner got the offense going in the second with a solo home run over the left field wall. This was his ninth of the year, which leads the team. Mason Irby collected an RBI in the fifth to make it 2-0.
Hunter Slater made it 3-0 in the sixth with an RBI. Gabe Montenegro provided an RBI single of his own in the seventh. His sacrifice fly to score Fred Franklin in the ninth made it 5-0.
The Golden Eagles improved to 23-10 overall and 9-3 in Conference USA play. Game 2 is at 5 p.m. Saturday.