No.8 Ole Miss baseball was playing a rare second consecutive midweek game at home against Little Rock and secured a 10-2 win.
Swayze Field was rocking as No.8 Ole Miss baseball (12-1) took the field to host Little Rock (6-7). The game was the second consecutive of a rare two-game midweek series. Ole Miss was coming off a Tuesday night blowout of Austin Peay and had momentum coming into Wednesday nights game against the Trojans.
Scoreless thru the first two frames, the Rebels got on the board first in the bottom of the 3rd with 2 runs. The Rebels held the lead thru the 5th inning until the Trojans scored 2 runs in the 6th to tie the game. Tied in the bottom of the 7th, the Rebels scored 4 runs to take the 6-2 lead into the 8th. The Rebels then added 4 more runs in the bottom of the 8th to take the 10-2 lead and the win.
So far this young season the Rebels have been solid in every facet of their game. Of course, we already know we’re getting the best pitching in the country. The one big question for the Rebels this season was about offensive production. However, this Rebels team has shown they can produce and produce big. We’ll look at the Little Rock game by the numbers.
By The Numbers
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On The Hill
Freshman right-hander Jordan Fowler drew his first career start for the Rebels on the mound. Fowler was impressive in his start as he went 5.0 innings and allowed no runs on just 4 hits. Fowler had 7 Ks and 1 BB. Sophomore Greer Holston entered in the 6th and went 1.0 inning. Holston allowed 2 earned run on 2 hits while etching 3 Ks.
Red-shirt sophomore Parker Caracci pitched in the 7th and 8th innings. Caracci allowed no runs on only 1 hit while getting 5 Ks facing 7 batters. Freshman Max Cioffi got the 9th inning on the hill. Cioffi faced three Trojan batters and had 2 Ks.
Rebels pitching has been solid this entire season and will definitely get better as the season goes forward. Jordan Fowler and the rest of this young pitching staff show the Rebels are very strong on the mound.
At The Plate
On the night the Rebels lit up the scoreboard and they did it when it mattered most. On the night the Rebels hit well from the plate combining for 10 runs on 9 hits. Sophomore Thomas Dillard went 2 for 4 on the evening but the big hits came from the rest of the Ole Miss line-up. Junior Nick Fortes went 1 for 3 at the plate and had 3 RBI. Senior Will Golsan went 1 for 4 and drove in 2 RBI.
Sophomore Grae Kessinger and junior Ryan Olenek both went 1 for 4 at the plate and each had a RBI. Freshman Anthony Servideo went 1 for 2 while freshman Tyler Keenan and junior Michael Fitzsimmons both went 1 for 1 in the game.
Ole Miss baseball will be back in action in a Friday double-header as they host Eastern Illinois at Swayze Field. First pitch for game-one is set for 3pm CT. The second game will follow after a short intermission. Good luck to coach Mike Bianco and the Rebels. Hotty Toddy!