Coach Mike Smith and No.24 Ole Miss softball were back in action Saturday as they faced No.16 South Carolina in Columbia in game-one.
Coach Mike Smith and No.24 Ole Miss softball (21-8, 2-2) were back on the road after a 13 game home stand which saw the Rebels win 12 games. No.24 Ole Miss travelled to Columbia, South Carolina to face the No.16 Gamecocks (23-7, 2-5) in a three game weekend series which began Saturday. The Rebels entered the matchup hoping to extend their 7 game win streak but came up just short.
On Saturday in game-one after a scoreless first inning the Gamecocks got on the board first with 2 runs in the bottom of the second inning. Behind solid pitching in the circle No.16 South Carolina was able to hang on the rest of the way and get the 2-0 game-one SEC win over the Rebels. Of course, OHT looks at the Rebels loss by the numbers.
By The Numbers
Ole Miss Rebels
In the game-one loss there were 3 Rebels who combined for three hits at the plate. Leading all Rebels was senior Kylan Becker who went 1 for 2. Juniors Autumn Gillespie and Kaylee Horton each went 1 for 3 at the plate.
In the circle senior right-hander Brittany Finney (6-5) drew the start for coach Mike Smith and the Rebels. Finney went a complete game pitching 6.0 innings allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits with 6 Ks.
The SEC road is never an easy place to play and even a tougher place to find a win. When you factor in a team like No.16 South Carolina on their home field then you knew beforehand this would be a tough series for coach Mike Smith and Ole Miss softball. We don’t have to wait long to see if the Rebels can bounce back.
Coach Mike Smith and No.24 Ole Miss softball will be back in action Sunday as they face No.16 South Carolina. First pitch for game-two from Columbia is set for 5pm CT and the game can be seen on the SEC Network. Good luck to coach Mike Smith and the Rebels. Hotty Toddy!