Troy evened the weekend series with a 5-0 win over Southern Miss thanks to a strong pitching performance from starter Shane McCain.
The left-handed McCain gave up no runs on four hits in seven innings as he improved to 2-1, striking out six and walking two.
The loss ended a three-game winning streak for Southern Miss, which drops to 5-6.
“I just think (McCain) challenged us with fastballs and we didn't catch up with him,” USM coach Scott Berry said. “I don't know if he was sneaky quick with it, but I think it was majority fastballs and we just did not put good swings on him. He came right at us.”
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Southern Miss had its leadoff batter reach in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings, but could never get a rally going.
Taylor Nunez will be the starting pitcher for Southern Miss at 1 p.m. on Sunday against Troy.