When he visited with us after helping Ole Miss to a 6-1 win over Mississippi State, Chris Ellis said the key to pitching around base runners was in not trying to do too much and throw the ball by hitters. That allowed him to make big pitches at big times.
Solid defense helped too. Ellis scattered eight singles but walked only one for his fifth win. He was involved in a decision in an SEC game for only the second time this season.
Here’s today’s pitching matchup:
Ole Miss LHP Christian Trent (4-0, 2.41) vs. MSU RHP Trevor Fitts (2-2, 3.41)
Trent has been the Rebels’ best pitcher of late. He has a chance to pitch them to a series win at 3 p.m.
Here’s the postgame scene at the end of the game. Quick hand shakes among players then a quick team talk from Mike Bianco.
Quick is always good on deadline.