After being 2-hit and shutout by Jonathon Crawford, a pitcher who is towards the bottom of the SEC in weekend ERA, the Rebels were 4-hit and shutout in the series finale against Florida 4-0.
In the first inning, the Gators (13-16, 4-5) took the 1-0 lead after a two-out single was accompanied by a pair of Ole Miss errors and a wild pitch. Things worsened in the third when catcher Taylor Gushue came around to score on a Justin Shafer double along with a throwing error by Tanner Mathis. Shafer was brought home by a Vickash Ramjit home run that made the game 4-0 and ended the day for Chris Ellis, who got his first start since the TCU series in the opening weekend.
Ellis got the loss, moving his record to 1-2. The sophomore also drew the loss in Game 2 of last weekend’s Sunday double-header against Texas A&M. He pitched 2.1 innings, allowed 4 hits, 4 walks and 4 runs (3 earned). Aaron Greenwood, Tanner Bailey and Brett Huber combined to pitch 5.2 scoreless innings of relief.
Danny Young (1-2) earned his first win of the season after pitching a gem. He made quick work of Ole Miss by allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks in 5.1 innings. Johnny Magliozzi, who took the loss on Friday, worked 3.2 scoreless innings to secure save No. 5 on the year.
Stuart Turner was 1-4 in the game, a fourth inning single being his only hit of the weekend. It was a weekend to forget for Turner as he hit just 1-11 and allowed 3-4 baserunners to safely steal a base.
No Ole Miss batter had a basehit for all three games with Will Allen leading the way with 3 hits on the weekend.
Florida is now within a game of .500 in conference play and won their first series since taking two of three from Miami (Fl) earlier this month. They return to action on Tuesday when they face UCF at home.
After sweeping their first four series, Ole Miss then took two of three from Arkansas before losing their last two series to Texas A&M and Florida. The Rebels have now dropped four of six since starting the season 21-2. The road continues on Tuesday when Ole Miss (23-6, 4-5) travels for a rematch against Memphis at Autozone Park at 6:30 p.m.