Southern Miss will face Dallas Baptist in the Fayetteville Regional Friday.
USM enters this game with a .304 team batting average, with seven players holding a batting mark over .300.
Nick Sandlin will start on the mound against Dallas Baptist. He has put together a 9-0 record with a 1.13 ERA.
Sandlin leads the nation in both ERA and WHIP.
"I think there are two things that sum him up. One, very confident. Two, he really competes," Coach Berry said describing Sandlin. "The first year he was a closer only. Last year, he was a closer plus we extended him in the middle relief. This year, the decision to move him to that starting role has been the best decision we've ever made."
First pitch for game two of the Fayetteville Regional is set for 7:00 Friday night.
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