Opening Day was all about Nick Sandlin and the #21 Southern Miss offense. Sandlin struck out 9 in 7 shutout innings, the Golden Eagles put up 11 runs on 11 hits to blank #12 Mississippi State 11-0.
Nick retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced on Friday. Storme Cooper led the way with 3 RBI. Former Bulldog Luke Reynolds had 2 RBI in his USM debut.
Another strikeout from Hatcher to end the inning.— Rachel Richlinski (@RachRichlinski) February 17, 2018
We’re heading to the 9th at Pete Taylor Park.
USM leads MSU 11-0 pic.twitter.com/FZxmcLpGSS
.@RachRichlinski is brave. Did a live lookin from #12 Mississippi State/#21 Southern Miss from the bullpen.— Chris Hudgison (@ChrisHudgison) February 16, 2018
Look closer and you can see the Golden Eagles taking a 1-0 lead on a RBI double. pic.twitter.com/SyWWG8ZtQ4
The Bulldogs mustered 6 hits in the season opener. Konnor Pilkington struck out 6 but was knocked out of the game in the 4th inning.
Game 2 of the series is Saturday at 1:00pm at Pete Taylor Park.
#12 Mississippi State at #21 Southern Miss
Pete Taylor Park
Game 1: Golden Eagles 11, Bulldogs 0
Game 2: Saturday 4:00pm (Online $6.95: CUSA.tv)
- Ethan Small vs. Stevie Powers Jr.
Game 3: Sunday 1:00pm (Online $6.95: CUSA.tv)
- Jacob Billingsley vs. J.C. Keys
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