Southern Miss scored eight runs in the first four innings to beat UTSA 9-1 Thursday in the opener of a four-game Conference USA series. Southern Miss rolled behind nine hits and 11 walks.
Southern Miss starting pitcher Hunter Stanley went seven innings and allowed one run on three hits with one strikeout and two walks.
UTSA scored its only run in the six inning. Griffin Paxton tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Dylan Rock.
Paxton had two of UTSA’s five hits. Kyle Bergeron had a hit to reach base for the 15th straight game.
On a night when UTSA’s pitchers struggled early, Fischer Kingsbery and Zachary Griggs combined to hold Southern Miss to one run over the final 5 1/3 innings.
Kingsbery pitched three innings and allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Griggs pitched the final 2 1/3 innings and held Southern Miss scoreless and hitless with one strikeout and one walk.