HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Southern University softball fell 11-0 in their midweek tilt at Southern Miss Wednesday evening at the Southern Miss. Softball Complex.

Southern dropped to 2-12 on the season, while the USM improved to 9-5.

Freshman outfielder Paytin Mercado led the offensive attack recording two singles. Jaslyn Perrodin served as the other lone Jaguar to garner a hit.

Tierra Scott got the nod in the circle for Southern, pitching 3.1 innings in her sixth start. The McDonough, Georgia native allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits while walking two Southern Miss batters. Aubrion James came in relief and struggled, allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits while striking out and walking one.

HOW IT HAPPENED

USM's leadoff hitter took the 1-0 pitch up the middle and later scored for the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning.

The Golden Lions added a run in the bottom of the second and two runs in the top of the third, before exploding for seven runs to put the game away in the bottom of the fourth inning to cap the scoring 11-0.

GAME NOTES

This was Southern first true road game of the season. The Jaguars have played games at neutral site locations in Zachary, Central and New Orleans as the final phase of construction at Lady Jaguar Field nears completion.

The last meeting between Southern Miss and Southern University took place on April 10, 2018, at the Southern Miss Softball Complex in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Golden Eagles won the contest, 8-2.

The Golden Eagles currently hold an unblemished all-time record of 6-0 against the Jaguars. Southern Miss is 5-0 when taking on Southern University in Hattiesburg and 1-0 in the lone matchup played in Baton Rouge.

Perrodin added to her hit total and leads the Jaguar in hits with 14 at the lead-off spot.

Southern will be back in action on the road March 15 versus Jackson State University to open Southwestern Athletic Conference play. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.