Trimble hits walks-off to defeat UNO, 6-5

By ANDREW ABADIE,

Freshman centerfielder Reed Trimble got his first taste of ‘Pete Taylor Park Magic’ in Southern Miss’ 6-5 win over the University of New Orleans on Tuesday night. 

 

Facing a 2-2 count with bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, Trimble delivered a two-run RBI double to win the game. 

 

“The right fielder had been playing really shallow the entire night,” Trimble said. “I knew right when I hit it [that] it was going to burn him. From the crack of the bat to the first step out of the box, I knew the game was over.”  

 

For Trimble, stepping into the plate was just a matter of being able to concentrate and not letting the pressure get to him.

 

“There’s always pressure in every at-bat,” Trimble. “I really was just trying to be as calm as I could. I was just trying to block out everything and at one point it was the second or third pitch of the at-bat I was just trying to block out even the coaches. I was trying to look at Coach Berry and get my signs and just focus on what I needed to do, whether it was to get a hit or get the runners ready to score and somehow, someway put it in play.” 

 

The win over UNO marks the Golden Eagles’ 18th walk-off win since 2017 season. 

 

In spite of Trimble’s heroics, Southern Miss had a roller coaster night both on the mound and in the batter’s box. 

 

Southern Miss was able to jump to a 2-0 lead, but Southern Miss pitching quickly fell into a jam and gave up a four-run frame in the second inning, which was caused by walks and hit batters. 

 

Matthew Guidry tied the game in the second inning with an RBI double to tie the game at 4-4. 

 

Southern Miss faced a bases loaded situation in the seventh inning. Closer Hunter Stanley then entered the game but gave up a run to give UNO a 5-4 lead. Stanley gave up a walk that allowed the run to score but settled in soon after as he struck out the next two batters. 

 

All of UNO’s run scored without a hit. In total, the Southern Miss pitching staff gave up four hits but walked seven batters and hit six more but at the same time threw 18 strikeouts, which was one shy of tying the school record. 

 

“Most run-producing innings are results of walks, hit by pitch or errors,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. “We had no errors, but we had a boatload of walks and we had four hit by pitches that resulted in runs scored for them. 

 

“You don’t get out of those things too often when you do those things.”

 

Stanley earned the win and finished the game with six strikeouts. 

 

Offensively, Southern Miss had several opportunities to take the lead as the Golden Eagles left the bases loaded in the sixth and seventh inning. By the end of the night, Southern Miss stranded 14 runners on base despite collecting 10 hits, having eight batters walked and four more hit. 

 

Trimble finished the game 2-for-5 with two RBI, Guidry finished 1-for-3 with two RBI and Gabe Montenegro went 3-for-3. 

 

“We didn’t do anything to help ourselves,” Berry said. “The 16 men left on base and the opportunities we could have cashed in on to build that momentum we missed, and we have got to get better moving forward. Hopefully, this game will serve as one of those learning games even with us winning it.”

 

Southern Miss will host Central Arkansas in the weekend series with first pitch on Friday set for 6 p.m.Freshman centerfielder Reed Trimble got his first taste of ‘Pete Taylor Park Magic’ in Southern Miss’ 6-5 win over the University of New Orleans on Tuesday night.

Facing a 2-2 count with bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, Trimble delivered a two-run RBI double to win the game.

“The right fielder had been playing really shallow the entire night,” Trimble said. “I knew right when I hit it [that] it was going to burn him. From the crack of the bat to the first step out of the box, I knew the game was over.” 

For Trimble, stepping into the plate was just a matter of being able to concentrate and not letting the pressure get to him.

“There’s always pressure in every at-bat,” Trimble. “I really was just trying to be as calm as I could. I was just trying to block out everything and at one point it was the second or third pitch of the at-bat I was just trying to block out even the coaches. I was trying to look at Coach Berry and get my signs and just focus on what I needed to do, whether it was to get a hit or get the runners ready to score and somehow, someway put it in play.”

The win over UNO marks the Golden Eagles’ 18th walk-off win since 2017 season.

In spite of Trimble’s heroics, Southern Miss had a roller coaster night both on the mound and in the batter’s box.

Southern Miss was able to jump to a 2-0 lead, but Southern Miss pitching quickly fell into a jam and gave up a four-run frame in the second inning, which was caused by walks and hit batters.

Matthew Guidry tied the game in the second inning with an RBI double to tie the game at 4-4.

Southern Miss faced a bases loaded situation in the seventh inning. Closer Hunter Stanley then entered the game but gave up a run to give UNO a 5-4 lead. Stanley gave up a walk that allowed the run to score but settled in soon after as he struck out the next two batters.

All of UNO’s run scored without a hit. In total, the Southern Miss pitching staff gave up four hits but walked seven batters and hit six more but at the same time threw 18 strikeouts, which was one shy of tying the school record.

“Most run-producing innings are results of walks, hit by pitch or errors,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. “We had no errors, but we had a boatload of walks and we had four hit by pitches that resulted in runs scored for them.

“You don’t get out of those things too often when you do those things.”

Stanley earned the win and finished the game with six strikeouts.

Offensively, Southern Miss had several opportunities to take the lead as the Golden Eagles left the bases loaded in the sixth and seventh inning. By the end of the night, Southern Miss stranded 14 runners on base despite collecting 10 hits, having eight batters walked and four more hit.

Trimble finished the game 2-for-5 with two RBI, Guidry finished 1-for-3 with two RBI and Gabe Montenegro went 3-for-3.

“We didn’t do anything to help ourselves,” Berry said. “The 16 men left on base and the opportunities we could have cashed in on to build that momentum we missed, and we have got to get better moving forward. Hopefully, this game will serve as one of those learning games even with us winning it.”

Southern Miss will host Central Arkansas in the weekend series with first pitch on Friday set for 6 p.m.

Freshman centerfielder Reed Trimble got his first taste of “Pete Taylor Park Magic” in Southern Miss’ 6-5 win over the University of New Orleans on Tuesday night.

Facing a 2-2 count with bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, Trimble delivered a two-run RBI double to win the game.

“The right fielder had been playing really shallow the entire night,” Trimble said. “I knew right when I hit it [that] it was going to burn him. From the crack of the bat to the first step out of the box, I knew the game was over.” 

For Trimble, stepping into the plate was just a matter of being able to concentrate and not letting the pressure get to him.

“There’s always pressure in every at-bat,” Trimble. “I really was just trying to be as calm as I could. I was just trying to block out everything, and, at one point, it was the second or third pitch of the at-bat I was just trying to block out even the coaches. I was trying to look at Coach Berry and get my signs and just focus on what I needed to do, whether it was to get a hit or get the runners ready to score and somehow, someway put it in play.”

The win over UNO marks the Golden Eagles’ 18th walk-off win since the 2017 season.

In spite of Trimble’s heroics, Southern Miss had a rollercoaster night both on the mound and in the batter’s box.

Southern Miss was able to jump to a 2-0 lead, but Southern Miss pitching quickly fell into a jam and gave up a four-run frame in the second inning, which was caused by walks and hit batters.

Matthew Guidry tied the game in the second inning with an RBI double to tie the game at 4-4.

Southern Miss faced a bases loaded situation in the seventh inning. Closer Hunter Stanley then entered the game but gave up a run to give UNO a 5-4 lead. Stanley gave up a walk that allowed the run to score but settled in soon after as he struck out the next two batters.

All of UNO’s run scored without a hit. In total, the Southern Miss pitching staff gave up four hits but walked seven batters and hit six more. At the same time, the pitching staff threw a combined 18 strikeouts, which was one shy of tying the school record.

“Most run-producing innings are results of walks, hit by pitch or errors,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. “We had no errors, but we had a boatload of walks, and we had four hit by pitches that resulted in runs scored for them.

“You don’t get out of those things too often when you do those things,” Berry said.

Stanley earned the win and finished the game with six strikeouts.

Offensively, Southern Miss had several opportunities to take the lead as the Golden Eagles left the bases loaded in the sixth and seventh inning. By the end of the night, Southern Miss stranded 14 runners on base despite collecting 10 hits, having eight batters walked and four more hit.

Trimble finished the game 2-for-5 with two RBI, Guidry finished 1-for-3 with two RBI and Gabe Montenegro went 3-for-3.

“We didn’t do anything to help ourselves,” Berry said. “The 16 men left on base and the opportunities we could have cashed in on to build that momentum, we missed, and we have got to get better moving forward. Hopefully, this game will serve as one of those learning games even with us winning it.”

Southern Miss will host Central Arkansas in the weekend series with first pitch on Friday set for 6 p.m.

 

Photo courtesy of Southern Miss athletics.