Ole Miss Baseball: Rebels notch first SEC win but still lose series

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This past weekend Ole Miss baseball finally picked up their first win in conference play against Texas A&M but they would go on to lose the series 2-1.

It’s been a rough mid-season stretch for the Ole Miss Rebels baseball team as of late and it has been especially tough sledding against SEC opponents. Entering into the weekend series against Texas A&M the Rebels were 0-6 in conference play after a pair of sweeps against Florida and Vanderbilt.

They were finally able to pick up their first conference win of the year in game two against the Aggies winning by a score of 14-7. The previously high-powered offense struggled to get much going in the other two contests though.

In game one on Friday Ole Miss got off to a hot start when Jacob Gonzalez smacked a 440-foot home run to center field pushing in Calvin Harris to give the Rebels a 2-0 lead.

Texas A&M would come back to tie it up and the game would go back and forth for much of the remainder before the Aggies pulled away toward the end on the back of four home runs. They would go on to win by a score of 8-6. Kemp Alderman hit his 11th home run of the season, which leads the team, in the top of the ninth inning.

On Sunday the series was tied up 1-1 after a big win by Ole Miss baseball on Saturday. It was a tied game at 4-4 entering the ninth inning when Texas A&M sealed the win 5-4 on a walk-off home run to close out the series.

Ole Miss now falls to 16-11 overall on the year and 1-8 against the SEC. The Rebels travel to take on the Memphis Tigers tomorrow night before hosting Arkansas in a three-game series next weekend.