Ellis: Had to focus on making pitches after early baserunners

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.


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

    Braxton Lee, the only Mississippian in the rebel line up gets my vote for the outstanding player of the game. well done Braxton keep up the good work.

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