Ole Miss baseball now sits at 7-2 after splitting their series 1-1 against Louisiana Tech. The Rebels were down upon the game being stopped but ended up winning due to a unique rule.
The Rebels were losing in the matchup against Louisiana Tech 5-4 when the game was put on hold and both teams left the field due to the inclement weather, however, they would end up winning 4-3.
This is because of the NCAA rule that states if a game that’s in progress gets called they roll it back to the last completed inning. The game was called in the seventh inning in which the Bulldogs had just scored two runs but after the end of the sixth inning Ole Miss was leading 4-3, so that would be the score that was ruled final.
There are a handful of unique exceptions to the NCAA rule that allows for this to happen, but none of which applied in this scenario.
While Ole Miss baseball fans won’t complain about the win, you can’t help but feel like the Rebels got bailed out in this one.
After dropping the first game 6-5 Ole Miss seemed to be a little flat in this series against Louisiana Tech. While the Rebels have been scoring runs left and right in just about every game the Bulldogs seemingly had their number.
Freshman right-hander Jordan Vera started the game for Ole Miss and gave up a pair of runs to Louisiana Tech in just over three innings. Ethan Groff and Kemp Alderman each hit a home run in the contest.
The Rebels will face a lineup of Big Ten opponents next, the first being a rematch on Friday, March 3 against Maryland which they played in a three-game series recently where they went 2-1. They will then square off against Minnesota and Nebraska on Saturday and Sunday.