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BILOXI – He’ll be the first to say it. Oak Grove native Matthew Guidry doesn’t play for individual awards. He said it before the season and he repeated it after the Golden Eagles raised the Conference USA Tournament trophy Sunday at MGM Park.
Guidry led the team with a .533 batting average throughout the tournament.
BILOXI – There’s no denying it – the Southern Miss’ starting pitching has had a phenomenal week at the Conference USA Tournament in Biloxi.
“They’ve done a tremendous job,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said of the four starters. “Coach (Christian) Ostrander has done a great job lining those guys up and calling pitches.”
BILOXI – The Charlotte 49ers gave Southern Miss a little taste of its own medicine Saturday in the Conference USA Tournament. After former Southern Miss star Taylor Braley hit a walk-off on Charlotte in the same semifinal game to force another contest, the same happened Saturday night at MGM Park.
BILOXI – Stevie Powers’ first start since May 5 was certainly eventful. After leaving a contest three weeks ago due to forearm soreness, the junior left-hander pitched a clean first inning before the tournament’s sixth lightning delay of the week.
On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Southern Miss Assistant Athletic Director, Jack Duggan, graces us with his presence with an interview. Camal, Andrew and Jack discuss Jack’s playing days in high school and at Southern Miss, how he got into the business and fun USM stories.
Sophomore Caleb Tart is following in some impressive footsteps. Just like Hattiesburg seniors Joe Gray and Dexter Jordan, Tart is in line to be a four-year starter for the Hattiesburg Tigers after beginning his varsity career as a freshman shortstop in 2017.
As one of the more underrated players on the 2018 Hattiesburg Tigers team, senior Jay Reedy was the one who got the 5A State Championship started on a good note. Facing Bryce Brock, Lewisburg’s Mississippi State signee, he worked a full-count walk to start the game.