Final: Ole Miss 5, La. -Lafayette 2

A great performance from Christian Trent, and Aaron Greenwood, while not dominant in relief, made the big pitches at the big times.

Greenwood was unable to protect a one-run lead as he walked the leadoff batter in the eighth when he entered with a 2-1 lead, but he kept the game tied in the eighth, and Ole Miss put up three runs in the ninth.

Ironically, a dropped fly ball in center field that changed the complexion of the Rebels’ Game 1 loss worked to their benefit in Game 2.

Auston Bousfield opened the eighth with a hit off ULL’s Carson Baranik. That finished Baranik who put up five straight scoreless innings against the Rebels after giving up a run in the first.

The first reliever, Ryan Wilson, walked Austin Anderson to bring Will Allen to the plate. Allen lifted a deep fly ball to right-center, and ULL’s Seth Harrison caught up with it but dropped it. Bousfield scored easily, and Ole Miss led 3-2.

After a walk to Sikes Orvis, freshman Colby Bortles delivered a two-run pinch-hit single for a 5-3 lead.

It was a huge at-bat for Bortles, who has really come on over the last month.

Greenwood gave up a leadoff double in the ninth. The runner took third on a ground ball, but Greenwood stranded him there with a comebacker to the mound and a called strikeout to end the game.

Lineups

ULL

3B Ryan Leonards .322

2B Jace Conrad .375

SS Blake Trahan .352

DH Tyler Girouard .339

LF Caleb Adams .386

1B Chase Compton .296

CF Seth Harrison .320

RF Dylan Butler .299

C Michael Strenetz .237

RHP Carson Baranik 11-1, 3.27

 

Ole Miss

LF Lee .297

CF Bousfield .351

3B Anderson .329

C Allen .348

1B Orvis .294

DH Woodman .320

RF Jamison .260

2B Overbey .262

SS Robinson .301

LHP Christian Trent 9-0, 2.37

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

    Good luck Ole Miss !!

  • Killer_Beeze

    I heard David Kellum say after the game last night that Sam Smith would be the starting pitcher tonight.
    Bortles comes through again. He’s becoming a big part of the offense. Come on Rebels…let’s take this show to Omaha!!!


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