College Baseball Daily

Number 1 Source for College Baseball News

Southern Miss advances to CWS with 7-6 win over Florida


(Courtesy of Southern Miss Media Relations)

(Courtesy of Southern Miss Media Relations)

GAINESVILLE – Corky Palmer’s retirement tour will continue at the College World Series.

Joey Archer drove in three runs, reliever Scott Copeland pitched three scoreless innings and Southern Mississippi beat Florida 7-6 on Sunday night to advance to the CWS for the first time in school history.

The Golden Eagles (40-24), the surprise of the NCAA tournament, overcame a five-run deficit to win for the 12th time in 15 games. The hot streak started shortly after Palmer announced his retirement. Now, he’ll get a storybook send-off in Omaha, Neb.

Archer had two huge hits to get them there. He had an RBI double in the fourth, then drove in two runs with a single in the three-run eighth off Billy Bullock (3-3).

Tyler Koelling followed with a grounder to shortstop that should’ve been an ending-inning double play with the game tied at 6. But Preston Tucker, Florida’s best player, couldn’t field the throw that skipped in the dirt.

Southern Miss Recap
Florida Recap

College Baseball Daily © 2017 Frontier Theme