After a tight game-one loss Friday night coach Mike Bianco and No.20 Ole Miss baseball were back in action Saturday in game-two against Mizzou.
Coach Mike Bianco and No.20 Ole Miss baseball (17-7, 3-2) were coming off a 2-1 game-one loss at Mizzou (14-9) Friday night and were looking to get back in the win column Saturday afternoon. Friday night the Rebels looked great on the mound but the Rebels bats were cold at the plate. Saturday with a new starter on the mound the Rebels were needing to even the series with a win.
After two scoreless innings Ole Miss baseball got on the board first with 1 run in the top of the third to take the 1-0 lead. The Rebels then added 2 runs in the top of the fourth to extend the lead to 3-0. Behind great pitching the Rebels finished out the 3-0 shutout and evened the first SEC road series of the season at one game each with Mizzou. OHT looks at the game by the numbers.
By The Numbers
Ole Miss Rebels
In the Saturday afternoon 3-0 shutout there were 4 Rebels who combined for 6 hits with 2 Rebels having multiple hit games. Leading all Rebels at the plate was freshman Knox Loposer who went 2 for 3. Junior Cole Zabowski went 2 for 4 at the plate while junior Cooper Johnson and senior Ryan Olenek each went 1 for 4 with Olenek picking up 1 RBI. Sophomore Tim Elko also had 1 RBI.
Freshman left-hander Doug Nikhazy drew the start on the hill for the Rebels going 7.2 innings allowing 0 earned runs on 2 hits. Nikhazy had 3 Ks and 2 BB. Redshirt junior closer Parker Caracci entered in the eighth and finished out the game. Caracci went for 1.1 hitless innings with 3 Ks. Nikhazy (2-2) picked up the win and Caracci earned his 4 saves.
Coach Mike Bianco and No.20 Ole Miss baseball will be back in action Sunday afternoon looking for the series win. First pitch in game-three from Columbia, Missouri is set for 2pm CT and the game can been seen via SEC Network. Good luck to coach Bianco and the Rebels! Hotty Toddy!