Southern Miss didn’t have sweat when the NCAA Regional brackets were released Monday morning. In fact, Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said his night of sleep is a little easier when his team clinches the all-large berth by winning the conference tournament.
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 – 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.
HATTIESBURG – Luke Reynolds earned Conference USA Player and Newcomer of the Year honors, while Nick Sandlin tallied Pitcher of the Year and Scott Berry garnered Coach of the Year accolades for their respective successful seasons, announced an announcement by the league office.
When the Southern Miss Golden Eagles entered their series with Florida International in early April, they were 22-10 overall and 8-3 in the conference. While it wasn’t a terrible situation to be in, the team knew they could play better.
HATTIESBURG – The Southern Miss Golden Eagles continue to answer the bell after they lose a game. Southern Miss entered Sunday’s rubber match with Western Kentucky with an 8-0 mark after a loss, and after a 14-1, run-rule thrashing of the visiting Hilltoppers, USM is now 9-0 following a defeat.
HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss coach Scott Berry has a lot of concerns about his team’s consistency in the last eight games. Since winning two-of-three at Florida Atlantic, the Golden Eagles are 4-4 overall with two of those losses to conference opponents.
HATTIESBURG – A day after Southern Miss used its fourth walk-off of the season to beat the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, the Golden Eagles couldn’t find anymore Pete Taylor magic in Game 2 of the two-game midweek series.