Coach Mike Bianco and No.21 Ole Miss baseball were back in action Saturday and looking for a big win to even the series against No. Arkansas.
After a rough game-one finish against No.8 Arkansas (22-5, 6-2) coach Mike Bianco and No.21 Ole Miss baseball (19-9, 4-4) were looking to get back into the win column and tie the series heading into Sundays game-three. Coach Bianco and the Rebels needed a big game on both sides of the ball and Saturday they were able to find it.
In game-two, after two scoreless innings, the Rebels got on the board first with 1 run in the top of the third to take the 1-0 lead. The Hogs answered in the bottom of the fourth with 3 runs to retake the lead at 3-1. Ole Miss added 1 run in the top of the fifth and 1 run in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 3-3. The Rebels then added 1 run in the top of the ninth to get the 4-3 win.
By The Numbers
Ole Miss Rebels
In the game-two 4-3 win there were 7 Rebels who combined for 12 hits with 3 Rebels recording multiple hits in the game. Leading all Rebels at the plate was junior Cole Zabowski (1HR) who went 3 for 4 with 1 RBI.
On The Mound
Freshman left-hander Doug Nikhazy drew the game-two start on the hill for Mike Bianco and the Rebels. Nikhazy went for 5.2 innings allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits. Nikhazy had 6 Ks and 5 BB in the start. Mike Bianco went to his bullpen in the sixth and junior right-hander Austin Miller entered. Miller went for 2.1 innings allowing 0 earned runs on just 1 hit with 4 Ks. Red-shirt junior right-hander Parker Caracci entered in the ninth and closed out the game allowing no hits with 2 Ks. Miller (2-0) picked up the win while Caracci earned his 6th save of the season.
Coach Mike Bianco and No.21 Ole Miss baseball are back in action Sunday as they look to pick up the game-three win and the SEC road series over No.8 Arkansas. First pitch from Fayetteville is set for 1:30pm CT and the game can be viewed via SECN+. Good luck to coach Bianco and the Rebels. Hotty Toddy!