Coach Mike Bianco and No.6 Ole Miss baseball picked up their second win in the State Farm College Baseball Showdown Sunday over No.3 Texas Tech.
No.6 Ole Miss baseball (2-0) picked up their second win in the season-opening State Farm College Baseball Showdown. The Rebels opened up their season and the highly anticipated showdown with a 7-3 win over No.10 TCU Saturday. Sunday, the Rebels faced No.3 Texas Tech and picked up a nailbiting 5-4 win.
After a scoreless first inning, the Red Raiders struck first with 2 runs in the top of the second inning. The Rebels answered by scoring all 5 of their runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 5-2 lead. Texas Tech scored 1 run in the top of the sixth inning to cut the Rebels lead to 5-3 and scored one more run in the top of the ninth to make it a 5-4 game. The Rebels hung on to win. OHT looks at game-two by the numbers.
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In game-two, there were 4 Rebels who combined for 5 hits. Leading all Rebels at the plate was Jacob Gonzalez who went 2 for 4 (1 HR) with 2 RBIs and 1 run scored. Next up was Hayden Leatherwood who went 1 for 2 with 1 RBI. Hayden Dunhurst went 1 for 3 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored and also had 1 stolen base. Kevin Graham also went 1 for 3.
One the mound, Gunnar Hoglund (W, 1-0) drew the start for Mike Bianco and the Rebels. Hoglund went 5.1 innings allowing 3 earned runs on 3 hits with 11 Ks and 3 BBs. Coach Bianco went to his bullpen and Austin Miller entered in the sixth inning. Miller went 1.2 innings allowing 1 hit with 2 Ks.
Bianco went back to the bullpen and Max Cioffi took the hill in the eighth inning. Cioffi went 1.2 innings allowing 1 earned run on 1 hit with 3 Ks and 4 BBs. Mike Bianco went back to the bullpen again and Luke Baker entered in the ninth. Baker faced one batter and allowed 1 hit. Bianco went back to the bullpen and Braden Forsyth (S, 1-0) entered. Forsyth had 1 BB but closed out the game and picked up the save. Hoglund earned the win.
Coach Mike Bianco and No.6 Ole Miss baseball will be back in action Monday as they look to sweep the State Farm College Baseball Showdown when they face No.9 Texas. First pitch from Arlington, Texas is set for 2:30 pm CT. The game can be viewed on Flobaseball.com. Subscription required. Good luck to coach Mike Bianco and the Rebels. As always, stay safe and Hotty Toddy.