Gold Rush

Wet weather would not stop the second game of this weekend series between Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss. Southern Miss would be glad the rains held as the Eagles would get one run away from a school record in a huge win over the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech.

Louisiana Tech started out the game strong again with their first two batters of the game getting on base, but a double play and a strikeout by Kyle Lindsey would get the eagles out of the inning unscathed.

USM responded in a big way in the bottom half of the inning. Kameron Brunty hit a double to left center field and scored Taylor Walker for the first run of the game. Brunty eventually scored on a wild pitch.

Bo Davis, who saw his first action of the past couple of weeks, scored off a Corey Stevens single up the middle to give the Eagles the early 3-0 lead.

In the bottom half of the second, the eagles struck again when Josh Fields scored off of Kameron Brunty's second hit of the game.

La Tech got on the board in the third with Patrick Thomas driving in Clint Ewing for their first run of the game to make it 4-1.

USM responded in the bottom half of the third by loading the bases with only one out. Adam Doleac drove in two runs with a single to make it 6-1.

In the fourth, Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to fifteen games with a three run home run to left field to extend USM's lead to 9-1.

USM would keep putting it on La Tech in the fifth inning. Kameron Brunty drove in Josh Fields with his fourth hit of the afternoon.

"He (Brunty) is one of the better freshman that we have had come through here, he is earning his keep" said Coach Corky Palmer.

Michael Ewing would come in to score on a fielder's choice hit by Bo Davis to extend the lead to 11-1 going in to the sixth inning. The Golden Eagles scored yet again in the sixth inning off of a pinch hit single by Tyler Koelling. Taylor Walker extended his hitting streak to twelve games with an RBI double. Kameron Brunty got his fifth hit of the game with a triple that scored Walker. Brunty was driven in by Brian Dozier making the score 15-1.

Patrick Thomas scored on a fielder's choice to close the gap in the game and make it 15-2 for the Bulldogs.

Joey Archer hit his second homer of the year in the seventh inning to put the eagles up 16-2.

In the eighth, USM loaded the bases again with only one out. Corey Stevens drove in Nick Smith with a single. Joey Archer would walk in the next at bat to score Brian Dozier. Another walk issued to BA Vollmuth would score Kyle Maxie. A single by Tyler Koelling gave USM another run, scoring Corey Stevens.

Taylor walker got hit in the next at bat to score Joey Archer. A wild pitch to Nick Smith allowed BA Vollmuth to trot in and make the score 22-2. Nick Smith would reach on an E4 that scored two runs to give USM the 24-2 advantage.

Moses Munoz gave up one run in the ninth, but got a double play with the next batter to give USM the win 24-3.

Kyle Lindsey took the start today for the Eagles and pitched well, despite the wet weather. He gave the Eagles five good innings of work only giving up one unearned run on five hits.

"It was tough weather today, both teams had to deal with it, but it is tough to pitch in this, but I think I pitched well enough and gave us a chance to win" said Lindsey.

Jonathon Johnston and Moses Munoz both worked two innings a piece with both giving up a run each.

The Eagles had a huge day at the plate, but none could compare to the day that freshman Kameron Brunty had. He went 5 for 5 with a double, triple, three runs scored, and four RBIs.

Brian Dozier also had a productive day at the plate going 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs. Adam Doleac got two RBIs on two hits today, as well.

Joey Archer hit a late inning home run that gave him a couple RBIs. Bo Davis got his first start since his injury going 1 for 2 with three walks and an RBI. "I love being back out there and playing again, it feels good" said Bo Davis, who was the DH for the afternoon.

Southern Miss will wrap up the series against La Tech tomorrow afternoon at the Pete. First pitch is scheduled for 1 P.M.

USM will throw pitcher Scott Copeland tomorrow. Copeland is 1-2 on the year with a 5.87 ERA.

Injury Report

-James Ewing did not start today due to tendonitis in his knee. His status for tomorrow's game and the game Tuesday is still uncertain.

-Kyle Lindsey was pulled from the game in the sixth inning due to a blister that developed on his throwing hand.

Extras

-USM scored at least one run in every inning today versus the Bulldogs.

-The Eagles scored 24 runs this afternoon which is only one run away from the school record.

-Kameron Brunty was only one home run away from the cycle when he was pulled for Nick Smith.


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