The Rebels made a game of it in the ninth. Down 6-2 they put the go-ahead run on base, but Evan Button goes down 0-2 in the count then looks at a called third strike on the outside corner to end the game.
RBI hits for Jeremy Travis and Matt Smith in the ninth.
LSU starter Louis Coleman really kept Ole Miss off balance. The Rebels had more success against the LSU bullpen.
Game 3 is at 1 p.m. Sunday.