Copeland pitches Southern Miss past Memphis

HOUSTON — Scott Copeland pitched eight shutout innings to lead Southern Miss past Memphis 8-2 in the opening game of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday.

Copeland (10-0) allowed only four hits and struck out five. He walked one.

Southern Miss hit three home runs in the fourth inning when the Golden Eagles scored six runs. The Eagles added another two runs in the sixth inning.

Ryan Fraser (7-4) took the loss for Memphis.

The Associated Press