Southern Miss will continue its postseason run in the NCAA Baseball Tournament at home this weekend as the Golden Eagles are set to host No. 21 Tennessee.
Looking ahead to the battle to get to Omaha, USM head coach Scott Berry is anticipating the Volunteers’ deep pitching staff to bring their A-game to Hattiesburg.
“They have big league arm after big league arm — just [a lot of] depth in that pen,” Berry said on SportsTalk Mississippi. “Certainly, it starts on the mound. They have guys with some really, really good stuff. In the field, they have position players with a high skill set that are very athletic. They’re a very good baseball team.”
Tennessee (41-19) has posted an impressive team ERA of 3.60 on the mound, while Southern Miss (45-18) has amassed a collective 4.50 ERA this season. USM will need to step up to the plate both literally and figuratively in order to take down the SEC’s best pitching unit.
A limited number of tickets are available for this upcoming weekend’s series between the No. 13 Golden Eagles and the Volunteers. For those unable to make it to Pete Taylor Park, Southern Miss is encouraging fans to cheer on USM at an on-campus watch party being held at Spirit Park.
Game one of the Hattiesburg Super Regional will start on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT and can be watched on ESPNU.
Watch the full interview with Berry below.