Sandlin dominates ODU in 2-0 USM victory - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Sandlin dominates ODU in 2-0 USM victory

NORFOLK, Va. -

Junior right-hander Nick Sandlin pitched a complete-game, three-hitter as the University of Southern Mississippi scored late to take a 2-0 Conference USA victory Friday over Old Dominion University at Bud Metheny Baseball Complex.

No. 15 USM (30-11, 14-4 C-USA) extended its season-long winning streak to seven games to reach the 30-win plateau for a 17th consecutive season.

Sandlin (6-0) struck 10 and walked two Friday, giving him 97 strikeouts against eight walks this season.

For a second consecutive game, the Golden Eagles struggled to score runs, but for a second consecutive game, Mathew Guidry came up big.

After loading the bases in the fourth and fifth innings and failing to score, Mason Irby opened the seventh inning with a single.

Irby moved to second on a bunt and third on a groundout before Guidry ripped a double to give USM a 1-0 lead.

The Golden Eagles added an insurance run in the ninth inning on Cole Donaldson’s leadoff double and Irby’s run-scoring single.

Guidry finished with three hits and Irby had two hits.

The teams meet in the second of the three-game series at 2 p.m. Saturday.

 Copyright WDAM 2018. All Rights Reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:59:57 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>
  • Weather bumps USM's tourney opener to Thursday

    Weather bumps USM's tourney opener to Thursday

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:56:22 GMT
    The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.The Golden Eagles will conclude spring drills at noon Saturday with the annual Black and Gold Game at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

    Weather issues have re-arranged the schedule of the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park. With four, separate lightning delays pushing Wednesday’s games back by more than 6 ½ hours, only one game of the four scheduled was completed.

    More >>

    Weather issues have re-arranged the schedule of the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park. With four, separate lightning delays pushing Wednesday’s games back by more than 6 ½ hours, only one game of the four scheduled was completed.

    More >>
  • Caring for the Caregiver: Pine Belt families battle Alzheimer's disease

    Caring for the Caregiver: Pine Belt families battle Alzheimer's disease

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:31:45 GMT

    In the Pine Belt, three families are each dealing with a different stage of Alzheimer's disease. They are allowing a glimpse into the personal role of being a caregiver of a spouse living with this disease.

    More >>

    In the Pine Belt, three families are each dealing with a different stage of Alzheimer's disease. They are allowing a glimpse into the personal role of being a caregiver of a spouse living with this disease.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly