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USM picked up their tenth win in a row on Sunday

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. –
Over the first two games of the South Alabama series, Southern Miss had to play from behind to register victories.

That proved not to be the case, Sunday, as the Golden Eagles jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it in a 6-1 victory Sunday afternoon over South Alabama at Pete Taylor Park, clinching a three-game series sweep over the Jaguars.

The Golden Eagles (32-15 overall, 17-7 Sun Belt) won for the 10th-straight game as the program now has won at least 10 straight games six times in the Scott Berry.

All nine batters in the Golden Eagle order registered at least one hit as the squad finished with 12 in the contest, marking the ninth time over the last 11 games they recorded double-digit hits.

Chase Adams and Niko Mazza combined to throw 5 2/3 innings in relief for Matt Adams that kept the Golden Eagles advantage as they swept their third league series this season.

Southern Miss collected two runs in the first to take the early advantage. After a Matthew Etzel walk to open the inning and a popout, Slade Wilks singled Etzel to third before he scored on a Christopher Sargent single to increase his team-best hitting streak to 12 games. Wilks then scored two batters later on a Reece Ewing single.

The Golden Eagles added two more runs in the third on back-to-back RBI singles from Nick Monistere and Carson Paetow.

After cruising through the first three innings, Matt Adams gave up a one-out home run to Joseph Sullivan, his 10th of the campaign, and then followed with a walk which ended his day on the mound.

Chase Adams came in and got a fielder’s choice and a strikeout to end the threat and earn the victory to improve to 1-0 on the season.

Mazza then threw five shutout frames down the stretch for the Golden Eagles and allowed four hits and three walks with nine strikeouts to each his second save of the year.

Southern Miss also added single runs in the sixth and seventh innings for insurance for the final outcome. Rodrigo Monentegro, who doubled to open the sixth, scored on a balk and Danny Lynch homered down the right field line for his seventh long ball of the year.

Ewing, Paetow and Montenegro all lead the Golden Eagles with two hits apiece.

The Golden Eagles now go through exam week before returning to action Friday night at ULM. Game time is set for 6 p.m

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