OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Reed Trimble hit a two-run home run and added an RBI single during a seven-run first inning by Southern Miss and the Golden Eagles beat Mississippi 10-7 on Sunday night to avoid elimination at the Oxford Regional.
The teams play again Sunday for the regional title and a berth in the Super Regional. No. 2 seed Southern Miss (33-20) will play its fifth game in four days. The Golden Eagles lost to Florida State on Friday, beat Southeast Missouri State in a loser-out game Saturday and eliminated FSU with a 7-4 win earlier Sunday.
After top-seeded Ole Miss (43-20) scored four runs in the top of the first, Gabe Montenegro led off the bottom of the inning with a double and Trimble followed with a shot to left field. Dustin Dickerson fouled off four consecutive two-strike pitches before hit a two-out single through the left side to score Blake Johnson and Will McGillis. After a single by Montengro, Trimble’s single to center drove in Dickerson and made it 7-4 going into the second.
McGillis added a two-run homer in the bottom of the second to make it 9-5.
Hayden Dunhurst went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the Rebels.
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