Florida International defeated Southern Miss 5-4 Saturday in Game 2 of the Conference USA series.
The Golden Eagles took at 1-0 lead in the third inning before the Panthers took control in the fourth. They scored all five of their runs in the inning, including a two-run home run.
USM pulled within one at 5-4 in the seventh thanks to a two-run single from Luke Reynolds. The Golden Eagles had a chance to take the lead in the ninth with the bases loaded.
USM is now 23-11 overall and 9-4 in conference play. The final game of the series at 11 a.m. Sunday.