South Carolina at Ole Miss

Ole Miss pitcher Brady Bramlett and catcher Henri Lartigue talk about the Rebels’ Game 1 loss to South Carolina.

Bramlett struggled early, but Lartigue had a 4-for-4 night at the plate.



The rain has moved out, and the Gamecocks have moved in. First of three between Ole Miss and South Carolina is about two hours away. Here’s a little Ole Miss BP:

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

    Game #2 from ole miss web site:

    OXFORD, Miss. – On Friday evening at Swayze
    Field, No. 6 Ole Miss attacked early and scored twice in the first
    inning. However, the runs were not enough to stop No. 10 South Carolina
    as the Gamecocks (22-2, 5-0 SEC) picked up game two of the series, 9-5.

    Junior Colby Bortles
    led the team offensively, going 3-for-4 on the night with three RBI.
    Bortles’ two doubles in the game brought his season total to a
    team-leading 11. J.B. Woodman scored both times he reached base, while Tate Blackman continued his strong season with another multi-hit night. Freshman Ray Alejo also notably added his first career RBI.

    Right-handed pitcher Chad Smith (2-2) started on the mound for Ole Miss (20-4, 2-3 SEC) and tossed 4.2 innings before right-handed pitcher Brady Feigl took over. Feigl threw a career-high 3.2 innings and allowed only four hits. Smith and Feigl tallied six strikeouts apiece.

    Carolina’s freshman pitcher, Braden Webb (5-1), threw 8.0 innings and
    held the Rebels to three runs on four hits. At the plate, catcher Chris
    Cullen went 3-for-5 with two RBI to pace the Gamecocks.

    For the
    12th time this season, Ole Miss scored in the first inning. With Smith
    sending the Gamecocks down in order to start the game, Ole Miss jumped
    ahead 2-0. After Henri Lartigue
    and Woodman walked, Bortles brought both Rebels around to score by
    ripping a double to center field. South Carolina countered with a run in
    the second, and Ole Miss led 2-1 after two complete.

    Gamecocks scored two runs in both the third and fifth innings. Two RBI
    singles by first baseman LT Tolbert and centerfielder Dom Thompson
    Williams scored Marcus Mooney and Gene Cone, consecutively. With a 3-2
    lead in the top of the fifth, third baseman Jonah Bride grounded out to
    shortstop, but designated hitter John Jones crossed the dish. Cullen
    later hit a double to center field to score left fielder Alex Destino
    and make it a three-run game.

    The Gamecocks posted one run in the
    top of the eighth to extend the score to 6-2. After two Rebel miscues,
    Tolbert reached first while second baseman DC Arendas scored.

    team scored three runs in the final frame. Woodman led off the inning
    with a single to right field, before Bortles ripped his second double of
    the game to center field for a RBI. Blackman followed with a single to
    left field. Pinch hitting, Alejo grounded out to shortstop, but earned
    his first career RBI to cut the South Carolina lead to 9-5.

    the Rebels tallied three runs, South Carolina retreated back to the
    bullpen to put closer Josh Reagan on the mound. Ole Miss was not able to
    get a hit off of the lefty, ending the game in the final 9-5 tally.

    Miss and South Carolina will complete the series tomorrow, March 26, at
    2 p.m. SEC Network will provide the broadcast, the first of at least 10
    nationally-televised games for the Rebels this season. As always, fans
    can also tune in on the Ole Miss IMG Sports Network.

    Rebels need a win in todays game.

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