Ole Miss at Vanderbilt Game 1 | Ole Miss Sports

FINAL: Vanderbilt 3, Ole Miss 0

Tanner Mathis video

A carry-over from the Tennessee series in the sense that Ole Miss really didn’t play that well offensively last weekend, even though it won three games.

Vanderbilt’s T.J. Pecoraro was making his sixth SEC start. He’d given up at least two earned runs in the previous five. At times he has struggled with walks. He didn’t last week at LSU when he walked just one batter in eight innings in a no-decision Vandy loss, and he didn’t struggle with walks tonight, not a single one in nine innings.

Pecoraro’s control kept the Rebels from putting together a big inning. They had five hits, couldn’t string them together and couldn’t follow a hit with a walk.

Bobby Wahl had a nice game, the third straight week he’s pitched at least seven innings, but pitcher’s don’t score, and Wahl had no run support. Wahl went 7.1 innings, scattered three hits, walked two and struck out five. He allowed three runs, two earned.

The Rebels reached third base just once in the game, and that inning, the top of the sixth, ended with Tanner Mathis being thrown out at home while trying to advance on a fly ball from Matt Snyder to left field that really wasn’t that deep.

Afterward, Mike Bianco called on his best players to be even better, saying Alex Yarbrough, Snyder and Wahl needed to do more in close games like tonight when opportunities are fewer.

There were no multiple hits for Ole Miss. The five basehits came from Mathis, a double, Snyder, Zach Kirksey, Blake Newalu and Sikes Orvis.

I’ll have live updates on Twitter and will be back here after the game.




2B Tony Kemp .265

RF Mike Yastrzemski .284

SS Anthony Gomez .357

1B Conrad Gregor .309

C Spencer Navin .300

DH Connor Castellano .242

CF Connor Harrell .259

3B Vince Conde .210

LF Jack Lupo .282

RHP TJ Pecoraro 0-4, 4.60


LF Tanner Mathis .338

CF Auston Bousfield .273

2B Alex Yarbrough .405

1B Matt Snyder .332

C Will Allen .337

DH Zach Kirksey .283

3B Andrew Mistone .239

RF Will Jamison

SS Blake Newalu .353

RHP Bobby Wahl 6-1, 2.18