Coach Mike Smith and No.17 Ole Miss softball were back in action Friday as they travelled to Lexington to face off against No.22 Kentucky.
After a big 11-1 midweek win over Belmont on Tuesday night coach Mike Smith and No.17 Ole Miss softball (25-10, 5-4) were back in SEC action Friday night. The Rebels travelled to face No.22 Kentucky (24-13, 8-5) in Lexington and were hoping to continue the roll they were on last weekend against the No.6 Florida Gators. The Wildcats would have something to say about it in game-one.
Kentucky got on the board first with 2 runs in the bottom of the first to take the 2-0 lead. The Wildcats then added 4 runs in the bottom of the second to extend their lead to 6-0. Kentucky wasn’t done and added 4 more runs in the bottom of the third to push their lead to 10-0. The Rebels got on the board with 1 run in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to 10-1.
The Rebels then added 2 runs in the top of the fifth to again cut into the lead at 10-3. Ole Miss added 1 run in the top of the sixth to again cut the UK lead to 10-4 but the Wildcats added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to extend their lead to 11-4 which was then the final in game-one. OHT looks at the Rebels loss by the numbers.
By The Numbers
Ole Miss Rebels
In the game-one loss there were 7 Rebels who combined for 8 hits with 1 Rebel recording a multiple hit game. Leading all Rebels at the plate was sophomore Amanda Roth who went 2 for 3. Sophomore PH Gabby Alvarez (1HR) went 1 for 1 with 2 RBI.
Freshman Tate Whitley and junior Kaylee Horton each went 1 for 3 in the game. Sophomores Abbey Latham (1HR) and Jessica Puk (1HR) both went 1 for 4 with 1 RBI each. Senior Kylan Becker also went 1 for 4 at the plate.
In The Circle
Junior left-hander Molly Jacobsen drew the start in the circle. Jacobsen went for 2.0 innings allowing 6 earned runs on 7 hits with 1 BB. Sophomore right-hander Ava Tillmann entered in the 3rd and finished out the circle in game-one. Tillmann went for 4.0 innings allowing 5 earned runs on 10 hits with 2 Ks.
Coach Mike Smith and No.17 Ole Miss softball were back in action Saturday afternoon in game-two and picked up the 8-4 win over No.22 Kentucky. Please be sure to check back here for the numbers for the game-two win. The Rebels will be back in action in the double-header Saturday for game-three and will be hunting the series win. First pitch from Lexington is set for 3pm CT and the game can be seen via SECN+. Good luck to the Rebels. Hotty Toddy!