USM receives bad news on hurler's eligibility

HATTIESBURG — Coach Scott Berry says Southern Miss pitcher Geoffrey Thomas has been ruled academically ineligible for the postseason.

Berry made the announcement Wednesday.

He joins junior pitcher Jonathan Thompson, who was ruled academically ineligible for the rest of the season before last week’s Conference USA tournament at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

Thomas was the Golden Eagles’ No. 2 starter this season, with a record of 10-3 with a 3.09 ERA.

Southern Miss plays Mississippi State on Friday in Atlanta in the opening round of the NCAA baseball tournament.

The Associated Press