Coach Mike Smith and No.22 Ole Miss softball were back in action Saturday as the Rebels faced off in game-two of the weekend series.
After a marathon 15 inning Friday night game-one No.22 Ole Miss softball (23-9, 4-3) was back in action Saturday in game-two of the weekend SEC series. Friday evening the No.6 Florida Gators picked up the game-one win which went 15 innings. In game-two coach Mike Smith were looking to bounce back into the win column and even the series.
In game-two Saturday the Rebels jumped on the board first with 1 run in the bottom of the first to take the 1-0 lead. After 2 scoreless innings the Rebels added 2 more runs in the bottom of the third to take the 3-0 lead into the fourth. In the fifth the No.6 Gators scored 4 runs to take the 4-3 lead heading into the sixth.
The Rebels responded with 1 run in the bottom of the seventh to make it a 4-4 game and forced the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the eighth with the bases loaded and 2 outs sophomore Abbey Latham came to the plate and nailed yard for the walk off grand slam to take the 8-4 win and even the Top 25 SEC series. OHT looks at the Rebels game-two win by the numbers.
By The Numbers
Ole Miss Rebels
In the 8-4 win for No.22 Ole Miss softball there were 5 Rebels who combined for 8 hits at the plate with 3 Rebels recording multiple hit games. Leading all Rebels at the plate was freshman Tate Whitley who went 2 for 4 in the game. Sophomore Abbey Latham (1HR) who had the walk off game winner in the 8th went 2 for 5 with 5 RBI.
Senior Kylan Becker went 2 for 3 at the plate with 1 RBI while freshman Mikayla Allee went 1 for 1. Sophomore Jessica Puk went 1 for 4 at the plate and junior Autumn Gillespie had 2 RBI in the Rebels win.
In the circle junior left-hander Molly Jacobsen drew the game-two start for coach Mike Smith and the Rebels. Jacobsen went for 7.0 innings allowing 4 earned runs on 7 hits with 9 Ks and 2 BB. Senior right-hander Brittany Finney entered in the eighth and finished with 1 K and 1 BB.
Coach Mike Smith and No.22 Ole Miss softball will be back in action Sunday as the Rebels face game-three in the weekend SEC series against No.6 Florida. First pitch from the Ole Miss Softball Complex is set for Sunday at 12pm CT and the game will be televised via SECN+. Good luck to coach Mike Smith and the Rebels! Hotty Toddy!