In a packed Trustmark stadium, a splendid Southern Miss baseball season kept on going, this time at the expense of in-state rival Mississippi State! The Golden Eagles won their eighth in a row Tuesday, beating Mississippi State 7-5 in front of an announced crowd of 5,198.
“We’ve done a lot of things well,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. “There’s a lot of people that have contributed to our wins so far this season. Everyone seems to be accepting their roles, and buying into what we’re trying to do.”
This is the Bulldogs’ fourth loss in a row, dropping the team to 12-10 overall. What had to be most concerning for Mississippi State was the way the game unfolded, with USM (17-4) just pounding the Bulldogs’ pitching early.
Almost all of the Southern Miss seven runs were eventually needed, because Mississippi State did make a push and get the tying run on-base in the eighth inning with a three-run frame. “We need to start winning these ballgames,” Mississippi State coach Andy Cannizaro said. “We need to start building confidence in these close, one-run ballgames.”
The College Series continues at Trustmark Park on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30pm when Southern Miss takes on rival Ole Miss; followed by the last game in the series on Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30pm which will feature Mississippi State versus Ole Miss! Gates open at 5pm for these highly contested games. Home teams listed second and located on the third base side.
Tickets may be purchased online through Ticketmaster or by phone through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Fans may also purchase tickets in person at the Trustmark Park Box Office or by calling 888-BRAVES4 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. For sponsorship opportunities, suite and party deck rentals, please contact Laura Kestenbaum with Spectrum Events at 601.351.2078.
*certain portions of the post have been excerpted from Hugh Kellenberger’s article posted to the Clarion-Leger’s website at 10:34pm CT on March 21, 2017.