Jags Baseball Down Southern Miss 6-5

March 7, 2013 · By · Filed Under Baseball 


South Alabama defeated regional foe Southern Miss 6-5 Wednesday night at Eddie Stanky Field. Left-hander James Traylor struck out a career high seven batters in 5 2/3 innings of relief to lead the Jags to the win.

Traylor entered in the bottom of the first inning in relief of starter Andrew Fonzi. Kyle Bartsch earned his third save of the season with a perfect ninth inning where he struck out two Golden Eagles batters.

South Alabama improved their record to 12-2 on the season while USM fell to 6-6.

The Golden Eagles took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning but the Jags responded in the bottom of the first with a leadoff single that was followed by consecutive walks and by the end of the inning would have the lead at 4-3.

The Jags would load the bag in the bottom of the second inning on a walk then a two-run single up the middle would give the Jags a 6-4 lead. USM would only manage one more run int he top of the fourth inning as the Jags held on the rest of the way for the win.

South Alabama will host North Florida for a weekend series at Eddie Stanky Field. Friday night’s game is scheduled for a 6:30pm first pitch. Saturday is a 2pm first pitch and the final game on Sunday is scheduled for a 1pm first pitch.


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