A better night for the bullpen but a second-straight short outing from a starter, this time R.J. Hively, who lasted just four innings and gave up seven hits and five earned runs.
Some different pitchers got involved out of the bullpen tonight, freshmen Josh Laxer and Hawtin Buchanan. Tanner Bailey also pitched out of the pen, and the three of them gave up two hits and one run over four innings.
The Rebels got nine hits but couldn’t get the runners home. Tupelo’s John Gatlin started at DH and went 1-for-3 with an RBI double. Auston Bousfield and Alex Yarbrough each had two this.
The Rebels will try to salvage a game in the series finale Saturday. First pitch is at noon.