Coach Mike Bianco and No.25 Ole Miss baseball were back in action Sunday in game-three of the weekend series against Missouri.
After losing game-one 1-2 Friday and winning game-two 3-0 Saturday to even the series against Missouri (15-9) coach Mike Bianco and Ole Miss baseball (17-8, 3-3) were looking for the SEC road series win Sunday. The Rebels had not lost a series in 2019 heading into the Sunday game-three matchup.
In game-three the Rebels got on the board first with 2 runs in the top of the first inning to take the early 2-0 lead. The Tigers answered with 3 runs in the bottom of the second inning to take the 3-2 lead. The Rebels responded with 1 run in the top of the third to tie the game at 3-3. Mizzou retook the lead with 4 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to make the score 7-3.
The Rebels cut into the Tigers lead with 1 run in the top of the fifth to make it a 7-4 game but Mizzou answered with 1 run in the bottom of the frame to extend the lead to 8-4. The Rebels managed to score 1 run in the top of the sixth but failed to find the plate again and Mizzou picked up the 8-5 win and the Columbia SEC series. OHT looks at the game by the numbers.
By The Numbers
Ole Miss Rebels
In Sundays game-three matchup there were 6 Rebels who combined for 8 hits with 2 Rebels finding multiple hit games. Leading all Rebels at the plate was sophomore Tyler Keenan who went 2 for 3.
Junior Thomas Dillard went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and 1 HR. Senior Chase Cockrell went 1 for 3 while senior Jacob Adams went 1 for 4 with 1 RBI. Senior Ryan Olenek and junior Cooper Johnson each went 1 for 4 at the plate.
On the mound freshman right-hander Gunnar Hoglund drew the expected Sunday start for Bianco and the Rebels. Hoglund went for 2.2 innings allowing 3 earned runs on 3 hits with 2 BB. Senior right-hander Connor Green entered in the third going for 0.2 innings allowing 2 earned runs on 2 hits with 1 K and 1 BB.
Junior Zack Phillips entered in the fourth going 0.0 innings allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits. Sophomore right-hander Max Cioffi entered in the fourth and went for 2.2 innings allowing 1 earned run on 1 hit with 3 Ks and 1 BB. Junior right-hander Houston Roth finished out the game for the Rebels going 2.0 innings allowing 0 earned runs on just 1 hit with 3 Ks and 2 BB.
Coach Mike Bianco and Ole Miss baseball will try to get back on track Tuesday night as they face the Memphis Tigers on the road. First pitch from Memphis is set for 6pm CT and the game can be seen via the Memphis Tiger Network. Good luck to coach Bianco and the Rebels. Hotty Toddy!