Coach Mike Smith and Ole Miss softball finished up their West Coast tourney this past weekend winning three of five games.
Coach Mike Smith and Ole Miss softball were in action this past weekend in California as they participated in the Stacey Winsberg Memorial Tourney in Westwood. The Rebels were scheduled to play 6 games beginning with Loyola Marymount but the game was cancelled because of rain. The Rebels played just 5 games and picked up 3 wins.
Ole Miss softball began the tourney strong collecting 3 huge wins. The wins came over UC Riverside, Cal Poly and Oregon State in their first three games. However, the Rebels had to deal with UCLA and Boise State in which both games unfortunately ended up in the loss column for the Rebels. Of course, we take a look at all five games by the numbers.
Game1, UC Riverside
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Despite being down 2-1 after the first inning the Rebels (4-1) turned up the heat with 3 HRs in the game and picked up the 11-3 win over UC Riverside (3-3). In the tourney opening win there were six Rebels who combined for 7 wins.
Leading all Rebels at the plate was sophomore Abbey Latham who went 2 for 2 with 1 RBI.Senior Brittany Finney went 2 for 3 with 4 RBI while freshman Tate Whitley went 1 for 1 with 1 RBI. Finney had 2 HR.
Both senior Kylan Becker and sophomore Jessica Puk both went 1 for 2 in the game. Puk had 1 RBI. Finney (2-0) was the starter in the circle for the Rebels and went for a complete 5.0 innings allowing just 1 earned run. Finney had 4 Ks.
Game2, Cal Poly
For the second game of the tourney the Rebels (5-1) picked up the 5-2 win over Cal Poly (2-3). In the second game of the day there were six Rebels who picked up 10 hits. Leading all Rebels at the plate was senior Kylan Becker who went 3 for 4 with 1 RBI.
Sophomore Jessica Puk went 2 for 3 at the plate while sophomores Abbey Latham and Ally Mena both went 1 for 2. Latham had 3 RBI while Mena had 1 RBI. Junior Kaylee Horton went 2 for 4 at the plate while another junior Autumn Gillespie went 1 for 3.
In the circle for game 2 sophomore Ava Tillman drew the start for head coach Mike Smith. Tillmann went for 4.0 innings allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits. JUCO transfer Molly Jacobsen entered in the fifth and went the rest of the way with 1 K and no hits. Jacobsen picked up the save while Tillmann picked up the win.
Game3, Oregon State
Saturday the Rebels (6-1) began the day with Oregon State (8-1). In the first game of the day there four Rebels who combined for 5 hits in route to a 2-0 shutout win. Leading all Rebels was senior Kylan Becker who went 2 for 3 at the plate while sophomore Jessica Puk went 1 for 2. Senior Brittany Finney and sophomore Abbey Latham both went 1 for 3 each with 1 RBI.
In the circle junior Molly Jacobsen drew the start for the Rebels. Jacobsen went for 7.0 innings and rang up 7 Ks while allowing 0 earned runs on just 5 hits. Jacobsen has proven she can pitch and we expect her to have a great 2019 Ole Miss softball season.
Coach Mike Smith and Ole Miss softball (6-2) had to face the No.2 UCLA Bruins (6-0). In the game there were six Rebels who combined for 6 hits. Leading all Rebels was sophomore Ally Mena who went 1 for 2 at the plate. Senior Kylan Becker and junior Kaylee Horton both went 1 for 3 while sophomore Jessica Puk and Abbey Latham also went 1 for 3 at the plate. Senior Brittany Finney also went 1 for 3 in the game.
In the circle Finney went the distance for the Rebels. Finney went for 6.0 complete innings allowing 1 earned run on 6 hits with 5 Ks and 2 BBs. Finney (2-1) picked up the loss in the decision.
Game5, Boise State
In the game against Boise State (6-2) the Rebels (6-3) had 5 Rebels combine for 4 runs on 6 hits. Leading all Rebels was once again senior Kylan Becker. Becker went 2 for 3 at the plate while sophomore Sidney Guittierrez and freshman Alyssa Pinto both went 1 for 1. Junior Kaylee Horton and sophomore Abbey Latham both went 1 for 2 at the plate with each knocking in 1 RBI.
In the circle sophomore Ava Tillmann drew the start. Tillmann went for 3.0 innings allowing 0 earned runs on 5 hits. Tillman had 2 Ks. Sophomore Anna Borgen entered in the fourth inning and went for 1.0 innings and allowed 1 earned run on 3 hits. Senior Brittany Finney finished out the circle for the Rebels going for 2.0 innings allowing no hits.
Coach Mike Smith and Ole Miss softball will be back in action this weekend as they travel once again. The Rebels will be participating in the Texas Invitational where they will face Tulsa, Sam Houston State and Texas over the weekend in five games. Good luck to coach Mike Smith and Ole Miss softball. Hotty Toddy!