FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Cole Donaldson knocked in five runs and second-seeded Southern Miss pounded Dallas Baptist 9-0 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament.
Nick Sandlin (10-0) pitched seven scoreless innings while striking out 10 for the Golden Eagles (44-16), who will face host Arkansas on Saturday in the winner's bracket.
Donaldson hit an RBI double in the fourth and a two-run homer — just his second of the season — in the sixth for Southern Miss. He was 3 for 3. Luke Reynolds extended his hitting streak to 12 straight games.
Trevor Coon (8-2) took the loss for DBU (40-20), which will need to beat Oral Roberts on Saturday to avoid elimination.