Final: MSU 6, Ole Miss 5, 10 innings

Ole Miss BP before Game 2.

Ole Miss BP before Game 2.

These are the games that lose home regionals. Game 3 is tomorrow at 1:30. We’ll see how Ole Miss responds. It was a pretty dejected scene in the postgame.

Ole Miss was unable to hold a three-run lead in the top of the 10th, and it wasn’t all about pitching.

MSU had scored three runs in 18 innings in the series and scored four in the 10th. All four were charged to Josh Laxer though only one was earned.

Here’s Sikes Orvis:


In a ballpark where long fly balls die before the clear the fence Orvis had flirted with home runs on a couple of swings over two days.

He got all of a Jonathan Holder pitch in the 10th, and with pinch-runner Cameron Dishon already on base after a Will Allen hit, the Rebels were up 4-2. They added another run on a sacrifice fly.

They even started the 10th with an out, but that was followed by back-to-back doubles, one of them off the center field wall over Auston Bousfield’s head, the other down the left field line.

The bottom of the 10th turned on two plays. With still one out a throwing error by Preston Overbey — and honestly from my angle it looked like Orvis could have made the play — allowed Alex Detz to reach.

The next batter, Brett Pirtle, drove home the fourth run on a sacrifice fly. Ole Miss had a 5-4 lead and two outs with Wes Rea at the plate. Rea hit a pop-fly down the right field line. Will Jamison after a long run dove to try and make a play. He did not, and while he got up to find the ball, Alex Detz scored.

Here’s Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco:


If Jamison gives up the hit and keeps the ball in front, maybe the game is extended. That’s not a given, because Britton was running on the pitch, because it was two outs.

That tied the game at five.

Bianco then replaced Josh Laxer, and Preston Tarkington gave up the walk-off hit to Gavin Collins.



Ole Miss

LF Lee .291

CF Bousfield .333

3B Anderson .351

C Allen .346

1B Orvis .316

DH Woodman .304

RF Jamison .267

2B Overbey.273

SS Robinson .292

LHP Trent 4-0, 2.41



SS Heck .230

3B Detz .215

2B Pirtle .320

1B Rea .246

C Collins .306

LF Armstrong .333

RF Henderson .306

CF Bradford .312

DH Humphreys .250

RHP Trevor Fitts 2-2, 3.41


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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  • karl Hungus

    Blind hog finds an acorn…Sharkfins bounce back for a Sunday win against an inferior Mississippi State team, with a serious lack of talent.

  • Killer_Beeze

    State broke the all time college attendance for a baseball game yesterday. They also broke the record for the most people leaving a college baseball game before it was over. LOL

  • karl Hungus

    Haven’t seen that many fans leave a game early, since the 07 Egg Bowl when all those Sharkfins thought the game was over with 8 minutes left…then Eddie 0 for 8, went for that 4 th and 1…oh snap!!

  • karl Hungus

    As Karl Hungus predicted, the Sharkfins rebounded with a skull dragging on Sunday and if not for a stupid slip up, the Sharkfins would’ve and should’ve swept a mediocre at best Mississippi State team…Karl do know baseball…thats a fact

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