HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Miss dropped it's series opener against Louisiana Tech Friday 10-6 at Pete Taylor Park.
Graham Ahlrich got the win for the Bulldogs, giving up one hit and three walks and striking out one in two and one-third innings.
Nick Sandlin got the start for the Golden Eagles. He allowed four runs on two hits in six and one-third innings, striking out eight. Sandlin reached a career milestone, tying Darrell Lindsey for eighth place for single-season strikeouts.
Matthew Guidry, LeeMarcus Boyd and Erick Hoard had two hits apiece to pace USM.
The teams will resume the series at 2 p.m. Saturday.