June 6, 2009

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Southern Miss Upsets Florida in Super Regional Opener


In Gainesville, Fla., Kameron Brunty had a sacrifice fly to put Southern Miss ahead to stay in a four-run sixth as the Golden Eagles won the opener of the Gainesville Regional with a 9-7 victory over Florida in front of 3,570 fans at McKethan Stadium.


Corey Stevens knocked in three for Southern Miss (39-24). James Ewing went 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for the Golden Eagles. Bo Davis and Taylor Walker both had two hits and two runs for Southern Miss.


The Golden Eagles led 9-6 after six before the Gators (42-21) plated one in the ninth and left the tying runs on base. Jonathan Pigott (right) went 2 for 4 with three runs for Florida.


The Gators scored four in the third to take a 4-2 lead before the Golden Eagles got three in the top of the fifth for a 5-4 advantage. Florida plated two in the bottom of the frame for a 6-5 lead before the four-run eruption by Southern Miss in the sixth gave the visitors a 9-7 edge.


Jonathon Johnston (1-0) pitched 3.2 scoreless innings with one hit and two strikeouts to notch his first win. Collin Cargill worked the ninth for his 12th save.


(photo by Jimmy Jones)