Final: LSU 2, Ole Miss 0

LSU takes the series 2-1 before 9,741 at Swayze Field. The three games set an Ole Miss attendance record for a series with 29,663 fans.

The Rebels never advance a runner to third base, and Ole Miss third base coach Cliff Godwin was ejected in the seventh inning. Mike Bianco finished the game as the third-base coach, his first time coaching third base since doing so for LSU in the 1997 College World Series championship game, he said.

Ole Miss has been able to muster enough offense in most games this season, even in several of its losses.

The Rebels got off to a slow start and never threatened an LSU staff that used four pitchers.

That was part of the problem. Even though the Tigers went TBA for their Sunday starter when rotations were announced before the series, that did not mean they were not talented deep into their staff.

Freshman right-hander Alden Cartwright started and had a perfect game going for four innings. Ole Miss didn’t know who LSU would pitch until right before the game.

Will Allen talks about that here:


The Rebels out-hit LSU 6-5 but had nothing that produced a run. Austin Anderson had two hits and was robbed of an extra-base hit when LSU right fielder Mark Laird made an impressive catch into the wall in right.

Sam Smith was good, another quality start. He went 7.1 innings with five hits, three of them in the third inning when LSU scored its first run. It was a 1-0 game until Smith gave up a leadoff home run in the eighth.

The Tigers would have scored again in the third if not for Braxton Lee’s great throw home to gun down a runner. The 9-2 double play ended the inning.

Ole Miss also got some nice pitching from Wyatt Short, who threw 1.2 innings of hitless, scoreless relief. He walked one and struck out three.

The Rebels are back in action Tuesday in Pearl against Mississippi State.

Back in the saddle today after some time with family Thursday night and Friday. Thanks to John Davis his good work at driving the bus in the mean time.

It’s a little less than two hours before Ole Miss goes for a series win against LSU. Swayze Field is awakening after the Rebels’ solid 5-1 win last night.




CF Andrew Stevenson .356

RF Mark Laird .288

LF Jake Fraley .283

DH Sean McMullen .284

1B Tyler Moore .262

SS Alex Bregman .284

C Kade Scivicque .320

2B Conner Hale .290

3B Christian Ibarra .267

RHP Alden Cartwright, 13 appearances, 1 start, 16.2 innings, .180 opponents BA, 2.16 ERA

Ole Miss

LF Lee .308

CF Bousfield .349

3B Anderson .342

C Allen .346

1B Orvis .317

DH Woodman .284

RF Jamison .276

2B Overbey .273

SS Robinson .288

RHP Smith 5-2, 2.30

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

    LSU skunks Ole Miss in third game 2-0 and takes the three game series. A job well done for the Bayou Tigers!!

  • JB

    PA,my man as you stated”‘Back in the saddle today after some time with family Thursday night and Friday” you and your family deserves quality time together, thanks for bringing us this sporting event, enjoyed your attached video, it made me homesick, keep up the good work, but God, family comes first, wishing all a good Easter

    • Parrish Alford

      JB, thanks for reading. You need to visit up here to help with that home sickness. I hope you and your family have a good Easter as well.

  • karl hungus

    Sharkfins had me fooled!!! Just not as good as I thought. This really hurt their chance to host a regional, but there’s still the SEC Tournament…make some noise their and maybe, just maybe.

    • Ilovebulldoglosers

      I am sure you were not fooled, Karl. Please say it isn’t so. I guess since there is still the SEC tourney, none of the games between now and then count? Let me know if that is true so I will not waste my time listening to any more games between now and then. Do any of the games matter for our bulldogs? I won’t be driving the old pickup down to Starkville next week to watch the games if they don’t. I already had my pop-up trailer hooked up and ready to roll, except for the flat tire. If you need a place to stay Karl, if will sleep three.

  • karl hungus

    This series proved which team was ready…Sharkfins good, but not good enough. Maybe next season. Now, about that L.O.I..

  • karl hungus

    Bo Wallace has been fired from all Easter Egg hunts…he kept DROPPING the eggs…get it?

  • Ilovebulldoglosers

    I can’t believe you said the shark fins were good. How can you say that. You let all of us state fans down. Well I guess since they did beat us 2 of 3 at home, in front of record crowds, they must be pretty good. And there is that LOI line. Tell us about it Karl, sister can’t wait to hear. She thinks you are such a tease.

  • Ilovebulldoglosers

    Dropping the eggs, you are so funny. Sis laughed so hard she spilt her morning beer and wet herself. She says remember you are invited to stay with us in the pop-up trailer next weekend.

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