A very strong start to an important weekend for Ole Miss.
The Rebels had 14 hits, 13 of them singles. Georgia pitching also contributed six walks. Austin Anderson, Auston Bousfield and Errol Robinson each had two hits for the Rebels. Anderson had a double in the sixth innings, the only extra-base hit for Ole Miss.
It’s Fireworks Friday so I didn’t have time to listen to Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco but was able to hear a couple of players. Here’s Bousfield:
There was good news for the Rebels in the SEC West tonight. MSU, which began the night a game behind Ole Miss, lost at home to Tennessee. That’s in essence a three-game lead for Ole Miss against MSU since the Rebels have the tie-breaker. That could change if the tie involves multiple teams, but if it’s just Ole Miss and MSU head-to-head, it’s a big advantage for the Rebels with five conference games left.
Also, Texas A&M, which was three games back, lost at Arkansas. LSU and Alabama were rained out and will play two tomorrow.
Chris Ellis didn’t dominate Georgia but did hold down the Bulldogs’ runs. Georgia began the night hitting .231 — last in the SEC — but got 10 hits against Ellis — a .357 average on the night . He went 6.2 innings, walked two and struck out two.