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
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