Not a typo. The Rebels had lost six of their last seven in the SEC before playing probably their most complete game of the season.
Excellent defense for a team that has struggled in that area.
Strong day on the mound for David Goforth, who threw six solid innings. Goforth was very impressive in the fifth. That’s nearing the “wall” for him, and he gave up a leadoff double to the nine-hole hitter who began the day hitting just .095. But Goforth, using mostly cut fastballs, rallied to sit down the top of the order in succession, getting the third out with a called strikeout of Carolina’s top hitter, Christian Walker.
Fourteen hits for Ole Miss, including home runs by Miles Hamblin and Alex Yarbrough. Hamblin and freshman Austin Anderson each had three hits and two RBIs.
In the overall scheme of things, it’s just one win. It’s the most impressive RPI win the Rebels have this year, and it will mean a whole lot more if they win tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.
Ole Miss hasn’t won an SEC series against a team that finished with a winning conference record since March 26-28 of last year at home against Florida. That was Week 2.
We’ll see what this one does for the RPI. The Rebels began the day at 44, South Carolina at 3.
Using 14 wins as a benchmark to get to Hoover, there were nine remaining SEC games when the series began, and the Rebels needed to go 5-4 in those games. If the Rebels do not win tomorrow they’ll need to get four wins out of six games against Mississippi State at home and Arkansas on the road.