OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Reece Ewing’s single to score Reed Trimble in the top of the eighth broke a 4-all tie and Southern Mississippi went on to eliminate Florida State with a 7-4 win in the Oxford Regional.
Later in the eighth inning, Christopher Sargent scored on a throwing error by the pitcher for a 6-4 lead. The Golden Eagles (39-20) added an insurance run in the top of the ninth when Sargent singled to left to drive in Trimble.
The Seminoles took a 4-1 lead in the third inning when Logan Lacey hit a solo home run and Robby Martin and Davis Hare each came up with RBI singles.
Will McGillis batted 3 for 4 for with a home run for Southern Mississippi and B. Johnson and Trimble each collected two hits.
On in relief, Ryan Och pitched 4 2/3rds innings, struck out 11 and gave up just one hit to run his record to 8-0 for the Golden Eagles.
Martin and Matheu Nelson came up with two hits apiece for the Seminoles (43-20).