Southern Miss takes opener against FAU

Published 12:30 am Saturday, March 29, 2014

Another brilliant outing by Christian Talley kept Southern Miss’ hot streak going.

Talley threw seven shutout innings to lead Southern Miss to a 2-0 victory over Florida Atlantic.

Talley, who was selected the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for a 12-strikeout performance against Texas-San Antonio, scattered seven hits but walked only one batter. He struck out four.

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Bradley Roney pitched the last two innings for his eighth save of the season. He also went 2-for-3 with two singles and a run scored.

Southern Miss (14-12, 5-2 C-USA) won for the seventh time in nine games.

Alabama 7, Ole Miss 6

Casey Hughston drove in the go-ahead run on a ground out in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Alabama’s bullpen finally got control of a wild game late to beat Ole Miss (21-6, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) in their series opener in Tuscaloosa.

Hughston also had an RBI single and Chance Vincent hit a two-run homer during a four-run second inning for Alabama (17-8, 4-3).

Ole Miss’ Sikes Orvis doubled in two runs in the third inning, and the Rebels got two more in the fourth to tie the score at 6. Austin Anderson hit a two-run home run in the first inning for the Rebels.

Alabama reliever Thomas Burrows allowed only one hit and struck out four over the last 2 1/3 innings to keep Ole Miss at bay.