So. Miss edges New Orleans, 9-7
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Bradley Roney doubled twice, knocked in a couple of runs and pitched a scoreless ninth to lead Southern Miss to a 9-7 non-conference baseball victory over New Orleans Tuesday night at First NBC Ballpark.
The Golden Eagles (16-13) won for the ninth time in the last 12 games as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings.
Southern Miss got an RBI single from Tim Lynch, before Dylan Burdeaux blasted a three-run homer to left for his third of the year to give the visitors a 4-0 lead after a half inning into the contest. Southern Miss then increased its advantage in the third on two-run double by Roney.
The Privateers (8-18) rallied for two runs in the fifth and added three more tallies in the sixth to cut the deficit to one run at 6-5, but the Golden Eagles increased the advantage to two runs in the seventh by scoring on a wild pitch on an intentional walk, allowing Michael Sterling to score.
Connor Barron added to the Southern Miss lead in the eighth with a two-run single.
UNO, though, cut into the gap with two more runs in the eighth and Roney then came on in the ninth to shutdown the Privateers to garner his ninth save of the season and the 27th of his career. Roney fanned the final two hitters he faced.
Golden Eagle starter Cody Carroll (2-0) allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts over five-plus innings to get the victory. UNO starter Raymond Winter was chased after three innings after allowing six runs on five hits with three walks and a strikeout to suffer the loss and fall to 1-4.
The Golden Eagles finish their six-game road swing at South Alabama Wednesday night at 6:30 pm.