Ole Miss softball was back in action Saturday as they faced No.21 Minnesota and George Mason in the Friends of Jaclyn Tourney in Orlando.
Ole Miss softball (3-1) was back in action Saturday in Orlando after coming off a 4-2 loss to Ohio State on Friday. The Rebels opened the tourney with a 3-0 season opening win over UCF on Thursday. Saturday the Rebels played two games against No.21 Minnesota and George Mason.
The Rebels were scheduled to play Ohio State on Sunday but the game was cancelled due to rain. With Saturday’s two wins the Rebels had a very good tourney finishing 3-1 for the weekend. The Rebels defeated No.21 Minnesota 3-1 and then shutout George Mason 8-0. Of course, we look at Saturday’s wins by the numbers.
Game1, No.21 Minnesota
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Ole Miss softball picked up their first win Saturday 3-1 over Minnesota. Leading all Rebels at the plate was sophomore Abbey Latham who went 1 for 2 against the Gophers with 1 RBI.
Junior Molly Jacobson (1-0) made her Rebels debut in the circle going the distance. Jacobson went 7.0 complete innings allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. Jacobson had 8 Ks and 0 walks in her first Rebels game in the circle.
Game2, George Mason
Once again in the Rebels second game of the day sophomore Abbey Latham led all Rebels at the plate going 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs and scoring 2 runs. Freshman Taylor Watford went 1 for 1 with 1 RBI.
Seniors Brittany Finney and Kylan Becker both went 2 for 3 at the plate. Finney had 1 RBI while scoring 2 runs. Becker also scored 2 runs. Sophomores Jessica Puk and Gabby Alvarez each went 1 for 2. Juniors Autumn Gillespie and Kaylee Horton each went 1 for 3 at the plate and each scored 1 run.
Sophomore Anna Borgen (1-0) was in the circle for the Rebels final game in Orlando. Borgen went 4.0 scoreless innings allowing just 1 hit while notching 5 Ks. Freshman Savannah Diederich entered in the 5th and pitched the final frame allowing 0 hits while getting 2 Ks and 1 BB.
The Rebels made a very strong showing in Orlando and took 3 of 4 games with two of those wins coming by shutout. Ole Miss softball has a young lineup and while they may be young they are still very talented. The exciting part of the Rebels is obviously the pitching and each starter in the circle this weekend performed well.
Ole Miss softball will be back in action Thursday as they travel to Los Angeles to face Loyola Marymount. The Rebels will then stay in California as they will travel to Westwood for the Stacey Winsberg Memorial Tournament. Please be sure to check back here for more info on the Rebels upcoming California tourney. Hotty Toddy!