After winning the National Championship just a year ago Ole Miss baseball will not return to the postseason this year, going 0-3 in their last series of the season against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
What began as a promising season for Ole Miss baseball became the worst season in head coach Mike Bianco’s tenure in Oxford. The Rebels wrapped their season up in a three-game series against Alabama this past weekend.
As the trend has gone this year, they went winless against the Tide making this the fifth SEC opponent to sweep them in a muti-game series in 2023. Their only series win in conference play came against Georgia where the Rebels won two games to one in late April.
To put the cherry on top of the most forgettable season in recent memory, they went down embarrassingly at the hands of Alabama this past weekend getting outscored 24 runs to just four.
Things kicked off on Thursday night when action was held up for nearly two hours with a rain delay. Once the first pitch was thrown Alabama got things started with two quick runs after the first three batters reached base and an ensuing hit made it 2-0 early where they would eventually win 4-1.
The Ole Miss offense struggled to capitalize when they had runners on base, going just 1-for-6. Kemp Alderman had two hits in the game to extend his on-base streak to 47 games and his hitting streak to 17 games after Thursday night.
On Friday night Alabama would win both games in a doubleheader, including putting Ole Miss away early in seven innings outscoring the Rebels 12-2 in game one. The Tide would then go on to win game two 5-1.
Alderman would go 3-for-5 including two walks over both games of Friday’s doubleheader, pushing his on-base streak to 49 games and his hitting streak to 19 games when the series was over.