Jags Fall To Southern Miss 7-6 in 17 Innings

April 30, 2015 · By · Filed Under Baseball 

SABaseballThe Jaguars and the Golden Eagles took 17 innings to decide a winner, unfortunately it was Austin Roussel’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 17th inning that gave Southern Miss the 7-6 win over USA.

USM’s Breck Kline got on base one a one-out walk from Jaguar pitcher Justin Flores. He would advance to third base on a single to center field by Tim Lynch. Then Roussel chopped a 1-2 pitch towards first base and was just out of Flores’ reach to allow Kline to score the game-winning run.

Trailing 5-4 in the top of the eighth inning, the Jaguars went to work. Consecutive singles by Cole Gleason and Adam Ballew led off the inning. A sacrifice bunt from Jared Barnes advanced both runners into scoring position with one out. Then Garrett DeGallier would reach base on a fielder’s choice to second, which the USM second baseman threw wide of home plate which allowed both Gleason and Ballew to score giving USA a 6-5 lead.

But that lead was short lived as the Golden Eagles would tie it up and eventually send it to extra innings in the bottom half of the inning.

Bud Collura went 3-for-6 with a triple, two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base to lead USA at the plate.

South Alabama will travel to Stateboro, GA for a three-game Sun Belt Conference series with Georgia Southern this weekend.

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