Coach Mike Smith and No.9 Ole Miss softball were back in action as they opened the SEC series against Missouri with a doubleheader.
Coach Mike Smith and No.9 Ole Miss softball (30-10, 9-4) hosted the Missouri Tigers (23-18, 6-8) at the Ole Miss Softball Complex Friday. Because of expected inclement weather in the Oxford are for Saturday the Rebels were forced to begin the series with a doubleheader. Ole Miss softball entered the weekend SEC series coming off a tight 3-2 midweek win over UAB and were looking to extend their 3 game win streak.
In game-one, after two scoreless innings, the Rebels struck first with 2 runs in the bottom of the third to take the 2-0 lead. The Rebels then scored 3 runs in the bottom of the fourth to extend the lead to 5-0. Mizzou added 1 run in the top of the fifth and then 4 runs in the top of the sixth to lock the game at 5-5 which would force extra innings. In the bottom of the eighth senior Brittany Finney hit a 2 run shot to ice a 7-5 extra innings win.
In game-two of the Friday doubleheader things were just a little different. After a scoreless first inning Ole Miss got on the board with 1 run in the bottom of the second and that would be the only score the Rebels would need and picked up the 1-0 win and the doubleheader sweep. OHT looks at both games by the numbers.
By The Numbers
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In the Friday game-one win there were 6 Rebels who combined for 7 hits with 1 Rebel recording a multiple hit game at the plate. Leading all Rebels was senior Brittany Finney (1HR) who went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Senior Kylan Becker went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI at the plate.
Junior Kaylee Horton, sophomore Amanda Roth and freshman Tate Whitley also all went 1 for 3. Sophomore Abbey Latham went 1 for 4 with 1 RBI while sophomore PH Gabby Alvarez recorded 1 RBI in the game.
In the circle senior right-hander Brittany Finney drew the start for coach Mike Smith and the Rebels. Finney went for 5.1 innings allowing 5 earned runs on 6 hits with 5 Ks and 3 BB and 1 HPB.
Coach Smith went to the pen in the sixth and junior left-hander Molly Jacobsen took the circle. Jacobsen finished out the game going 2.2 innings allowing 0 earned runs on 2 hits with 2 Ks and 1 HBP. Jacobsen (11-3) picked up the win.
In game-two of the doubleheader there 3 Rebels who combined for 3 hits in the 1-0 win. Leading all Rebels at the plate was senior Brittany Finney who went 1 for 1 with 1 RBI. Junior Autumn Gillespie and sophomore Jessica Puk each went 1 for 3 with Gillespie scoring the only run of the game.
Junior left-hander Molly Jacobsen drew the game-two start in the circle for coach Mike Smith and the Rebels. Jacobsen pitched a complete game going 7.0 innings. Jacobsen allowed 0 earned runs on 3 hits with 3 Ks. Jacobsen (12-3) picked up the win.
Coach Mike Smith and No.9 Ole Miss softball will be going for the SEC series sweep in game-three Sunday. First pitch from Ole Miss Softball Complex is set for 1pm CT and the game can be seen via SECN+. Good luck to coach Smith and the Rebels. Hotty Toddy!