PHOTO GALLERY: USM blasts Columbia

HATTIESBURG – The Golden Eagles scored four runs in the first inning, two in the third and six in the fourth to pull away from Columbia and win 20-5 Wednesday afternoon.

Southern Miss swept the two-game, mid-week series from the Lions and it has compiled four wins in a row after losing Game 1 of its series with Xavier last Friday.

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The Golden Eagles (13-4) will hit the road this weekend for Ruston, La., for their first Conference-USA series against Louisiana Tech. Friday’s game is set for a 6 p.m. start, Saturday’s first pitch will be at 2 p.m. and the series finale is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday.