HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Three Southern Miss baseball signees for the 2012 season, Conner Barron (Sumrall, Miss.), Breck Kline (Slidell, La.) and Luke Lowery (Sumrall, Miss.), have been named to the 2011 TPX/Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-American team.
Barron, a middle infielder from Sumrall High School, batted .514 a year ago with 12 doubles, six home runs and 60 runs batted in, to go along with 57 runs scored and 21 stolen bases.
Fellow Sumrall standout, left-handed pitcher Luke Lowery, posted an 11-1 record with a 1.13 earned run average with 102 strikeouts and just 19 walks over 62 innings of work during his junior campaign.
As for Kline, an infielder from Northshore High School, the three-year starting shortstop batted .419 with seven doubles, three triples, six homers and 21 RBI, to go along with seven stolen bases.
The 2011 Golden Eagle squad starts their season next Friday, Feb. 18, when they play host to Eastern Illinois in the first of a three-game series at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field with the first pitch slated for 4 p.m.
Season tickets, as well as single-game seats, can be purchased online at SouthernMiss.com, or by phone at 1-800-844-TICK (8425) or by visiting the Pat Ferlise Athletic Ticket Center, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m., until 5 p.m.