Baseball: Rebels pound Red Wolves

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Jonesboro, Ark., – The Rebels turned in an efficient offense on Tuesday night and picked up a 20th win in non-conference play as No. 16 Ole Miss (30-12) defeated Arkansas State (22-19) on the road 11-1.
Ole Miss resumes the conference slate with a three-game series at home against Kentucky starting with Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. game to be broadcast on ESPNU.
The Rebels’s 11 runs came on 11 hits as they tallied three doubles and a triple to take a 5-0 lead in the first.
Brady Bramlett (5-1) picked up the win for the Rebels in a relief appearance, entering the game in the fifth inning and working 2 scoreless innings with a strikeout. Starter Josh Laxer was efficient in the start, allowing one run on four hits with three strikeouts, but left the game after 4 innings of work.
“It was nice to come out tonight and really turn in a sharp game in all phases of the game,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “We really got off some good swings tonight, the pitchers pitched well and the defense made some tremendous plays. Josh Laxer was good in the start and the guys out of the bullpen all pitched well. We had some great plays defensively to get us out of a couple of jams.”
Will Jamison, Stuart Turner and Auston Bousfield each drove in two runs.
Mississippi State 12, Memphis 1: The 12th-ranked Bulldogs pounded the Tigers at AutoZone Park.

MSU tops Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Mississippi State treated west Tennessee fans to a good show Tuesday night as the 12th-ranked Bulldogs clubbed Memphis 12-1 in a college baseball game played at AutoZone Park.
MSU visits No. 4 Vanderbilt this weekend, with Game 1 on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s noon contest will be shown on CSS.The Bulldogs (33-10, 23-2) have now won six of the last seven series meetings with the long-time rival Tigers. Memphis (25-17) had six wins against the SEC this year.
Brett Pirtle collected his first four-hit game in the Maroon and White and added two RBIs. Ross Mitchell (8-0) threw six shutout innings in relief to garner the victory.
“I thought we hit a lot of line drives early and got outs,” MSU head coach John Cohen said. “Later in the game, those hard hits fell in.”
MSU built an early 5-0 lead on Hunter Renfroe’s conference-best 14th home run of the season – a three-run shot to left field. A five-run ninth inning blew the contest open for the Maroon and White.
MSU visits No. 4 Vanderbilt this weekend, with Game 1 on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s noon contest will be shown on CSS.

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