Ole Miss Baseball: Rebels snap losing streak, look ahead to #3 Gators

Ole Miss Rebels baseball Mandatory Credit: Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports
Ole Miss Rebels baseball Mandatory Credit: Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports /

Ole Miss Baseball snapped their four-game losing streak yesterday against Arkansas Pine Bluff and now the Rebels look ahead to third overall-ranked Florida.

It’s been a tough last week for the Ole Miss Rebels baseball team. After starting the season 14-3, the Rebels lost a game as the heavy favorite to Jacksonville State, presumably looking ahead to an upcoming three-game series with one of the top teams in the country in the Vanderbilt Commodores.

The losing would continue for Ole Miss baseball though, and they would end up going winless in the series at 0-3. They didn’t just get swept though, the Rebels were flat-out dominated giving up 27 total runs to Vandy to just four of their own over the course of the series.

Yesterday the Rebels finally snapped the losing streak and secured a win against Arkansas Pine Bluff, a game that could be considered a get-right game for Ole Miss baseball ahead of a big showdown with SEC foe and third-overall-ranked Florida.

Yesterday Ole Miss scored three runs in the fifth inning and eight more in the sixth and moved on for an 11-1 win after seven innings.

Ole Miss pitcher Jordan Vera got the win, pitching 2 innings with one earned run on two hits with a strikeout. Starter JT Quinn came in and pitched three innings with three hits and three strikeouts. Ole Miss moves on to 15-6 overall on the year.

This win sets the stage for a big showdown with the very talented Florida Gators who currently sit at 19-4 on the year. After the Rebels losing skid they fell to 13th overall in the national rankings and Florida is currently ranked third.

This will be a tough mid-season test for the Rebels and we will see if the series sweep by Vanderbilt was just a flash in the pan or if the Rebels deserve to be in the National Championship conversation still. The three-game series with Florida will begin this Friday at 6:30 p.m. CST.