Ole Miss 5, Alabama 2

The win secures the SEC series for Ole Miss, the first for the Rebels since winning twice at Arkansas on opening weekend. They’d lost three straight since then.

Ole Miss goes for the sweep today. In the big picture a win would put the Rebels at 7-8 at the midway point of SEC play, which officially arrives after tomorrow’s game. A lot of teams have made a run from 7-8.

Here’s Mike Bianco:

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The Rebels had only four hits today, but three of them produced runs, including two of them with two outs in the eighth innings, one from Will Allen, who is 4-for-8 with four RBIs on the weekend, the other from Austin Knight, who must lead the SEC in big late-game hits for a sub-.200 pinch-hitter. He had a game-winning pinch-hit against Rhode Island earlier this year.

Mike Mayers was really good for six innings but faded in the seventh. Tanner Bailey couldn’t hold a one-run lead in the seventh but pitched a scoreless eighth. When the Rebels scored three times in the bottom of the eight he became the winning pitcher — after Brett Huber had a fairly easy time in the ninth for his eighth save.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • JB

    Rebels doing what they need do and that’s win. LSU lost to ARK yesterday giving them their second loss in SEC play. Miss State showing some very good progress and so is the Gators. Gators gave Vandy their only loss in SEC play. Gators swept So. Carolina this weekend moving them up a notch or two. So think we will see some big changes in SEC baseball play within the next few weeks. NOTE: that third base UMP made a bad call yesterday when he called out the OM runner sliding into third. A replay clearly shows this. REBs got robbed of another run . JB

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