Marshall defeats Southern Miss, 6-3|College baseball

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 19, 2010

After an impressive showing in the series opener, Southern Miss’ bats caught an early flight back to Hattiesburg.

The Golden Eagles managed only three hits in Sunday’s series finale and lost to Marshall for the second straight day. After scoring 16 runs on 18 hits on Friday, USM scored six runs on 11 hits in the last two games of the series.

Southern Miss (18-17, 2-7) has now lost five of its last six games in league play and is in last place in Conference USA.

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Adam Doleac had two of Southern Miss’ hits on Sunday. Taylor Walker accounted for the other with a two-out RBI single in the sixth inning. Travis Creel scored two of the three runs, reaching on an error and drawing a walk.

Victor Gomez went 3-for-4 and hit a solo home run for Marshall (15-20, 6-6), which took the lead for good with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Kenny Socorro tied the game at 2 with a single and Kurt Lipton put the Thundering Herd ahead with a two-run homer.