Baseball has a split going into Game 3 at Vanderbilt

Colby Bortles’ grand slam sent last night’s Game 2 to extras — lots of them — and that’s where Scott Weathersby took over.

Weathersby went a career-long six innings with no runs on two hits and one walk with 10 strikeouts.

Ultimately Henri Lartigue doubled in the winning run in the top of the 16th.

Ole Miss wasn’t given much of a chance to win this series, and I don’t think the Rebels will. But you never know. That’s why you play the games. First pitch is 2 p.m., and you can watch it on the SEC Network while checking the SEC Network alternate channel for wrap-around coverage of the Grove Bowl which should be nearing its end around then.

The key about last night is Ole Miss was able to pick up a big RPI win and also shake off — to some degree — the disappointment of last weekend’s series loss to Tennessee.

Today’s game marks the mid-way point of the SEC season at 15 games. The Rebels, 6-8 right now. They haven’t won an SEC Game 3 yet. Will Stokes, who has gone longer with each SEC start, will go again today, but the Rebels won’t have Weathersby as an option, and Wyatt Short will be making his second appearance if called upon.

Pitching depth has been one of several notable problems for this team.

Another has been confidence. Maybe last night’s win — and perhaps what happens today — helps elevate this team in that department.

Two teams won’t make the SEC tournament. At present there’s no guarantee this team won’t be in that group.

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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  • Killer_Beeze

    That’s incredible! I turned the game off in the 11th ending when the Dores were up 6-5. Vandy had the bases loaded with no outs. UNbelievable come back win for the Rebels.

  • JB

    Rebels not done for this season, Omaha is still in the picture.. todays game Ole Miss Tops No. 1 Vanderbilt to Win Series

    Rebels claim their second series of the season
    over a No. 1 team, while also improving to 5-4 against the nation’s
    top-ranked team Good for the Rebs

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