Final: Kentucky 5, Ole Miss 4

Lot of talk about the bullpen right now, and it’s easy to see that after the Rebels, usually pretty good from the pen, let a lead or a tie game get away in the eighth inning for the second time in the series.

But the offense has got to be better. There’s no margin for error when the lead is only one run.

Certainly not enough margin to make throwing errors on bunts as the Rebels did twice in Kentucky’s two-run eighth inning.

Here’s Mike Bianco:


In a tie game Kentucky sent six batter to the plate in the eighth before Ole Miss recorded the first out of the inning.

The Rebels had the lead to protect because Austin Anderson’s two-run home run in the fifth gave them a 3-2 lead.

Anderson’ hasn’t looked like the same player on offense since he’s come back from his hamstring injury, but he was 2-for-4 today.

Here’s Anderson:


Other notes:

Bailey settled down an eventually recorded two outs in the eighth, but the damage was done. There was so little consistency against Kentucky starter Corey Littrell that the two-run deficit seemed daunting. Eventually it was. Stuart Turner led off with a single in the ninth and came around to score on a pinch-hit SAC fly from Sikes Orvis, but Will Allen followed Orvis with a called strikeout against Trevor Gott to leave Holt Perdzock, who had a pinch-hit double, stranded at second as the tying run.

In addition to Anderson, Tanner Mathis and Andrew Mistone had multi-hit games, both with two.

Mistone has been swinging it well lately. He was 7-for-12 with five RBIs for the weekend. All five of those came on Saturday when he missed the cycle by only a home run.




RF Kyle Barrett L .344

CF austin Cousino L .264

1B A.J. Reed L .310

2B J.T. Riddle L .283

LF Zac Zellers R .248

DH Greg Fettes R .324

3B Max Kuhn R .245

SS Matt Reids L .223

C Michael Thomas R .245

LHP Corey Littrell 4-3, 3.20


Ole Miss

LF Mathis .228

SS Anderson .289

CF Bousfield .294

C Turner .377

3B Mistone .292

1B Overbey .289

2B Helsel .250

DH Allen .244

RF Wilson .176

RHP Sam Smith 2-0, 3.49

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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