No.5 Ole Miss baseball took the field Tuesday morning in Oxford to face the University of New Orleans Privateers in a midweek match-up.
Ole Miss baseball (20-2, 2-1) entered the Tuesday morning match-up with New Orleans coming off a big SEC series against Tennessee. The UNO Privateers (9-12, 2-4) were coming into the game off a big 14-10 win over Abilene Christian. The Privateers who have been known to have pretty good baseball teams in the past have struggled this season. Tuesday’s game proved to be more of the same against the Rebels.
With the game scoreless in the bottom of the 2nd the Rebels got on the board first with 3 runs. The Rebels added another run in the bottom of the 3rd and took the 3-0 lead into the top of the 4th. UNO scraped out a lone run to close the gap to 4-1 but the Rebels answered strong in the bottom of the frame with 4 more runs to push the lead to 8-1 going into the 5th. The Privateers added 2 runs in the top of the frame to close the gap to 8-3. The Rebels added a run in the 7th to extend the lead to 9-3. The Privateers scored 1 in the top of the 9th but the Rebels closed out the 9-4 win.
The midweek 9-4 win was the Rebels 20th win of the season. Also, No.5 Ole Miss baseball became the first team in the nation to reach the mark. Of course, right now the Rebels are playing very good baseball and have a head of momentum heading on the road this weekend for more very tough SEC play. The Rebels are going to need it over the next two weeks which will arguably be one of the toughest stretches being played in the nation. Naturally, we look at this win by the numbers and see how it went down.
By The Numbers
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On The Mound
Sophomore right-hander Houston Roth drew the start on the mound for the Rebels. Roth went 5.0 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on 5 hits. Roth had 7 Ks and 2 BB. Sophomore right-hander Greer Holston entered in the 6th and went 2.0 innings allowing only 1 hit. Holston had 1 K.
Junior right-hander Connor Green entered in the 8th inning and allowed 1 hit while facing only three UNO batters. Junior Dallas Woolfolk pitched the 9th and finished out the Rebels staff’s day on the mound. Woolfolk allowed 1 earned run on 2 hits. Woolfolk had 3 Ks.
At The Plate
Ole Miss baseball had 5 Rebels batters combine for 7 hits against the Privateers and 2 Rebels had multiple hit games. Sophomore slugger Thomas Dillard and senior Will Golsan both went 2 for 4 at the plate. Dillard had 4 RBI with 1 HR. Golsan had 1 RBI. Dillard swatted his 6th HR of the season.
Freshman Anthony Servideo went 1 for 4 with a RBI. Juniors Chase Cockrell and Nick Fortes both went 1 for 3 at the plate and Fortes scored a run. Freshman Carl Gindl and sophomore Cooper Johnson each had 1 RBI. The Rebels stranded 8 runners in the game. Right now Ole Miss baseball is hitting good and have a head of steam headed into more SEC action coming this weekend.
Ole Miss baseball will be looking to improve its record this weekend on the road at College Station against the Texas A&M Aggies (18-4, 1-2). The Aggies are coming into the weekend series off a 13-4 win over Rice. The Rebels will be back in action in game-one of a tough three-game series beginning Thursday with first pitch set for 6pm CT. The game will be televised on the SEC Network. Good luck to coach Mike Bianco and the Rebels. BEAT THE AGGIES! Hotty Toddy!