The only thing that could stop Southern Miss baseball on Saturday was a bit of mother nature.
Eventually, an hour-plus rain delay subsided allowing Southern Miss to hit a program postseason record six home runs en route to a 21-0 win over Southeast Missouri State to stay alive in the Oxford Regional at Swayze Field on Saturday.
First baseman Christopher Sargent led the way and became the first Southern Miss player to hit three home runs in an NCAA Tournament game in the process. Sargent batted 3-for-5 with five RBIs. Sargent and center fielder Reed Trimble tied the Golden Eagles’ NCAA Tournament record for RBIs in a game with five.
We really don’t have any words at this point…
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Senior pitcher Walker Powell showed why he was picked as Conference USA pitcher of the year on the mound. Powell allowed just four hits while also striking out four and was only pulled after the sixth inning because of the rain delay.
The Golden Eagles will play the loser of Saturday afternoon’s game against Ole Miss and Florida State on Sunday at 1 p.m.