Break Out the Brooms

Southern Miss' bats remained hot in the second of three games against the Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette. The Golden Eagles scored 13 runs extending their streak of double digit scoring games to seven.

Southern Miss, once again, put the game nearly out of reach early scoring in each of the first five innings to march out to an 11-3 lead.

The Cajuns made a game of it when they scored three in the sixth inning to close the score to 11-6, but the Golden Eagle bullpen kept the visitors from Acadiana at bay the rest of afternoon.

The Eagles tacked on a couple insurance runs in the eighth and shut ULL down in the ninth to take the game 13-6.

Cody Schlagel worked five innings giving up three runs and striking out four. Seth Hester had a rough outing giving up three runs in the 6th, but Colin Cargill and Wade Weathers worked the last three scoreless innings allowing just one hit to close the game out.

Michael Cook had a tough outing for the Ragin' Cajuns giving up seven runs in 1.2 innings of work.

Blake Wascom came in for Cook in the second. He worked 2.2 innings and gave up four runs. Luke Wagley came in to mop and get in some innings for the Cajuns. Wagley gave up 2 runs in 3.1 innings of work.

Brian Dozier started the scoring for the eagles in the first inning with a two RBI triple. He would finish the game 2 for 6 with three RBIs.

Adam Doleac had a good showing in his first career start going 3 for 5 with a stolen base.

Corey Stevens and Kameron Brunty both had solid performances once again. Stevens was 2 for 5 knocking in three RBIs while Brunty went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

The undefeated Golden Eagles will go for the sweep in final game of this series will be played tomorrow. First pitch is set for 1 P.M. at Pete Taylor Park.

Junior right hander Scott Copeland will take the hill for the Golden Eagles sporting an impressive 1.50 ERA and a 1-0 record.

Copeland scattered seven hits while giving up two runs and striking out four in seven innings of work last Sunday in the series finale against Lehigh.

The Cajuns will counter with southpaw Greg Wilborn who has waiting to record his first decision of the year.

Wagley, a transfer from LSU-Eunice, has appeared in sixteen contests for the Cajuns in his career, but he has yet to record a win. He started just two games last season and recorded an 0-3 record.


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