Conference USA Weekend Recap (March 21st-March 23rd)

FAU (14-10, 3-6)-Rice (19-6, 8-1)
Game 1 – FAU: 0 Rice: 2. WP – Lemond LP – Gomber SV – Ditman. Rice’s Zech Lemond struck out a career-best 12 batters in 8.1 innings, while giving up 6 hits and 3 walks. Austin Gomber went 8 innings for FAU, only giving up the 2 ER. Skyler Ewing was 1-3 with an RBI for Rice.
Game 2 – FAU: 1 Rice: 14. WP – Fox LP – Strawn. Blake Fox only allowed 1 ER in 6.2 innings. Ewing was 2-4 with a double, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Shane Hoelscher for Rice was a perfect 4-4 at the plate.
Game 3 – FAU: 2 Rice: 3 (12). WP – Ditman LP – Mizelle. Matt Ditman came on in relief for Rice in the 8th inning and would go on to pitch 5 total scoreless innings, while striking out eight. John Clay Reeves was 2-4 with a home run for Rice, and Ewing drove in a pair.

ECU (13-11, 6-3)-Charlotte (3-16-1, 0-9)
Game 1 – ECU: 5 Charlotte: 3. WP – Williams LP – Traugh. ECU starter Jeff Hoffman gave up 3 ER over 7 innings, while Charlotte starter Corey Roberts only gave up 1 ER over 6.1 innings. But ECU would plate all five of their runs in the final three innings, including three in the top of the ninth, to seal the victory.
Game 2 – ECU: 8 Charlotte: 5. WP – Mabry LP – Butler SV – Reynolds. ECU starter Reid Love was bounced early from this one, but the bullpen picked him up as Brett Mabry and Drew Reynolds combined to toss five scoreless innings, while only giving up 3 hits. Ben Fultz was 3-5 with 4 RBIs and a runs scored for ECU. Logan Sherer of Charlotte had 2 hits and 2 RBIs.
Game 3 – ECU: 5 Charlotte: 2. WP – Lucroy LP – Hudgens SV- Williams. ECU starter David Lucroy only gave up 1 hit and 1 walk through 7 scoreless innings. At the plate, Fultz had another nice day recording 2 hits and picking up 3 RBIs.

Marshall (6-15, 3-6)-FIU (20-4, 6-3)
Game 1 – Marshall: 1 FIU: 3. WP – Franco LP – King SV – Gomez. FIU starter Mike Franco struck out 10 over 6 innings, while only giving up 1 ER on 6 hits and 1 walk. Roche Woodard was 2-4 at the plate for FIU with 1 run scored and 2 RBIs. Chase Vogelbach was 3-4 with an RBI for Marshall.
Game 2 – Marshall: 0 FIU: 9. WP – Crouse LP – Taylor. FIU starter Cody Crouse only surrendered 4 hits and a walk over 7 scoreless innings. Aramis Garcia was 3-4 with a run scored, while Edwin Rios was 2-5 with 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored.
Game 3 – Marshall: 1 FIU: 11. WP – Mourelle LP – Margaritonda. Chris Mourelle worked 6 scoreless innings for FIU.

Old Dominion (14-10, 4-5)-La Tech (8-14, 3-6)
Game 1 – ODU: 8 La Tech: 6. WP – Ali LP – Maton SV – Overton. Dean Ali came on in relief and struck out six over 4.1 innings, while only giving up 1 ER. Ben Slaton was 4-6 with a run and 2 RBIs for ODU. Bre’shon Kimbell and Colby Johnson each had 3 hits for La Tech.
Game 2 – ODU: 6 La Tech: 9 (12). WP – Galbraith LP – Yarbrough. Tyler Qualls, who entered the game late, picked up 3 hits in 3 at-bats with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs for La Tech. Ryan Jones also had 3 hits for Tech with 2 RBIs. For ODU, Josiah Burney picked up 2 hits and 5 RBIs.
Game 3 – ODU: 7 La Tech: 2. WP – Bishop LP – Navari. Burney recorded 3 more RBIs on a couple of hits.

UTSA (16-8, 3-3)-Southern Miss (12-12, 4-2)
Game 1 – UTSA: 2 So. Miss.: 6. WP – Talley LP – Hartson. Southern Miss starter Christian Talley tossed a complete game, striking out 12 while only giving up 2 ER on 5 hits.
Game 2 – UTSA: 4 So. Miss.: 1. WP – Cox LP – Winston SV – Onda. Wesley Cox and Logan Onda worked 2 scoreless innings apiece without allowing a hit. Southern Miss starter Conor Fisk only gave up 1 ER on 3 hits and 2 walks over 7 innings. UTSA plated 4 runs in the 8th to get the victory.
Game 3 – UTSA: 9 So. Miss.: 10. WP – Lowery LP – Sims. Southern Miss scored two in the bottom of the 9th as they walked-off for the series winner. Connor Barron was 3-5 at the plate for Southern Miss with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Mason Robbins was 2-5 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs for the Golden Eagles. For UTSA, R.J. Perucki drove in three on 3 hits and scored a couple of runs.

MTSU (9-13, 5-4)-Tulane (12-11, 5-4)
Game 1 – MTSU: 0 Tulane: 2. WP – Mapes LP – Curtis SV – McKenzie. Tulane starter Tyler Mapes struck out eight over 7 scoreless innings, while only giving up 4 hits and one free pass. MTSU starter Zac Curtis struck out 11 over 7 innings, but surrendered the deciding 2 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks. Garrett Deschamp of Tulane was 3-4 with a run and an RBI.
Game 2 – MTSU: 1 Tulane: 2 (11). WP – France LP – Ring. This one would be decided in extras as Tulane gets the walk-off winner in the 11th inning. Paul Mittura started the game and did well for MTSU only giving up 1 ER on 5 hits and a walk over 6 innings. J.P. France was solid in relief, holding MTSU scoreless over the final 5.2 innings.
Game 3 – MTSU: 5 Tulane: 4. WP – Kessler LP – Massey. Kooper Kessler was brilliant in relief, pitching 5 scoreless, hitless innings, only giving up 1 walk while striking out five. Jake Ingold was 2-4 with 3 RBIs for MTSU.

UAB (17-8, 4-2)-Hawaii (12-12)
Game 1 – UAB: 4 Hawaii: 5
Game 2 – UAB: 5 Hawaii: 0
Game 3 – UAB: 3 Hawaii: 3 (11)
Game 4 – UAB: 2 Hawaii: 4