Update 7:17 a.m.
About to get on the road from Brentwood. I will not about around for Game 3 as the Rebels go for their first win in the series.
Due to some technical difficulties last night, this video did not get posted, but here are a couple of Ole Miss players talking about Friday’s loss.
FINAL: Vanderbilt 6, Ole Miss 2
Offensive woes continue, and the Rebels will turn to R.J. Hively to try and avoid the sweep Saturday.
Pitching was not the problem. Mike Mayers threw six scoreless, scattering three hits, before leaving the game after giving up a leadoff single in the seventh. He gave a winning effort.
The Rebels got Tanner Mathis to third base in the first but didn’t get him home. They didn’t get to third base again until the eighth inning when Sikes Orvis delivered a pinch-hit RBI double.
I lost count on the runners in scoring position stat when I didn’t take my book down to the field, but at the time the Rebels were 1-for-7 in that category.
Lots of opportunities, as the Rebels stranded 12. Mathis, Andrew Mistone, Orvis and Blake Newalu had doubles.
Vanderbilt again put pressure on the Rebels on the bases with three steals. Two errors contributed to Vandy’s four-run fourth. When Vandy attempted a double steal, Will Allen’s throw went into left field, and when Mathis retrieved it, his throw went over second base.
Vandy went into the bottom of the seventh in a scoreless game and left with four runs on four hits and two errors.
About 40 minutes out. Rebels need a win to have a chance to win the series tomorrow.
2B Tony Kemp .260
RF Mike Yastrzemski .281
SS Anthony Gomez .357
1B Conrad Gregor .309
C Spencer Navin .294
CF Connor Harrell .253
DH Riley Reynolds .214
3B Vince Conde .213
LF Jack Lupo .276
LHP Sam Selman 8-3, 4.03
LF Tanner Mathis .336
CF Auston Bousfield .268
2B Alex Yarbrough .397
1B Matt Snyder .330
C Will Allen .329
DH John Gatlin .314
3B Andrew Mistone .235
RF Preston Overbey .267
SS Blake Newalu .357
RHP Mike Mayers 4-2, 4.04