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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Andrew caught up with former Southern Miss star and Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. They talk trade rumors and his time at Southern Miss.

They’re not brothers nor are they cousins. Petal’s Kobe Windham and Michael Windham aren’t related at all, but the two do share something in common.

With the 2018 campaign less than seven weeks away, Southern Miss redshirt-senior placekicker Parker Shaunfield has earned Preseason All-Conference USA nods.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew discuss a handful of local topics.

Dexter Jordan made a surprise announcement early Tuesday morning. The long-time Louisiana-Lafayette signee declared he will not join the Ragin’ Cajuns’ program this fall, but instead he’ll head down the road to Pearl River Community College in Poplarville.

Conference USA inks expansion ESPN agreement

By CONFERENCE USA,

IRVING, Texas – Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod announced today a new multi-year contract with ESPN. The agreement triples ESPN’s inventory of C-USA events from the previous deal to include more than 175 events on ESPN+ and ESPN3 for the upcoming 2018-19 season.


Montenegro tabbed Freshman All-American

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss outfielder Gabe Montenegro (Guatemala City, Guatemala) earned Freshman All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball Wednesday morning in a release by the news outlet.




Quick Glance: Arkansas' Fayetteville Regional

By CAMAL PETRO,

The Conference USA regular season and tournament champions, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, are heading Fayetteville Regional, along with Dallas Baptist, Oral Roberts and the host team, Arkansas.


USM starting pitching dominates in C-USA tournament

By CAMAL PETRO,

BILOXI – There’s no denying it – the Southern Miss’ starting pitching has had a phenomenal week at the Conference USA Tournament in Biloxi.

“They’ve done a tremendous job,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said of the four starters. “Coach (Christian) Ostrander has done a great job lining those guys up and calling pitches.”


WATCH: Charlotte downs USM to force decisive game

By CAMAL PETRO,

BILOXI – The Charlotte 49ers gave Southern Miss a little taste of its own medicine Saturday in the Conference USA Tournament. After former Southern Miss star Taylor Braley hit a walk-off on Charlotte in the same semifinal game to force another contest, the same happened Saturday night at MGM Park.


In Powers' return, USM advances to C-USA Semifinals

By CAMAL PETRO,

BILOXI – Stevie Powers’ first start since May 5 was certainly eventful. After leaving a contest three weeks ago due to forearm soreness, the junior left-hander pitched a clean first inning before the tournament’s sixth lightning delay of the week.


Sandlin blanks UAB in C-USA Tournament opener

By CAMAL PETRO,

BILOXI – The near 24-hour delay of Southern Miss’ opening game of the Conference USA Tournament didn’t faze junior Nick Sandlin. He was scheduled to start the Thursday game of the tournament anyway.


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