Great start to the final regular season series for the Rebels, who in all likelihood wrapped up a home regional.
Chris Ellis scattered eight hits over 6.2 innings. He walked one and struck out two. Four of A&M’s hits against him went for extra bases, two doubles and two home runs, but Ellis completes the regular season undefeated at 9-0.
Jeremy Massie, so strong in his previous SEC relief outings, wasn’t very good tonight. Massie faced three batters and retired no one, giving up two hits and a walk.
Aaron Greenwood came on to get the last out of the seventh and finished the game, throwing a total of 2.1 innings with one hit, a walk, two strikeouts and no runs to pick up his third save.
The Rebels had 12 hits, two each from J.B. Woodman, Sikes Orvis and Errol Robinson. Will Allen had a double and two RBIs. Preston Overbey was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Braxton Lee had an RBI hit, and Colby Bortles had a run-scoring pinch hit as part of a two-run ninth.
Neither MSU nor LSU helped the Rebels tonight, both winning easily. MSU won 9-4 at Alabama, and LSU won 10-0 at Auburn. Ole Miss needs one more win to clinch the SEC West outright.