PEARL – Ole Miss jumped out to a quick lead on Southern Miss on Tuesday, but couldn’t hold off a sixth-inning rally as the Rebels fell to Golden Eagles 5-3 at Trustmark Park.
Ole Miss (21-5) pushed a pair of runs across the plate in the third and a single run across in the fourth, but the Golden Eagles (13-12) responded with a single run in the fourth and then put together a four-run rally in the sixth to claim the win.
Jeremy Massie (1-2) suffered the loss for the Rebels, allowing four runs on eight hits with a career-high six strikeouts in 52⁄3 innings of work. He left the game with the Rebels two outs on the board and two men on base in the sixth and the Rebels holding to a 3-2 lead.
A.J. Glasshof (2-2) picked up the win in relief for the Golden Eagles, working 21⁄3 innings with three strikeouts before Bradley Roney picked up his seventh save of the season. The duo combined to hold the Rebels hitless through the final 32⁄3 innings on the way to the come-from-behind win.
“We just didn’t play well enough in any phase of the game today,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “Our offense just couldn’t get going. We tried to make some things happen with some steals and some hit-and-runs, but we just couldn’t make it happen.”
Mississippi State 3, Southeast Missouri State 2: DeMarcus Henderson singled to center field in the ninth inning to advance Zach Randolph (Amory), who then scored on an error to lift the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State (18-9) trailed 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh before Randolph scored on Jake Vickerson’s sacrifice fly to left center.
Closer Jonathan Holder (2-1) earned the win after pitching two innings of relief. He allowed one hit and walked two.
The Redhawks got on the board when Derek Gibson’s two-run single in the fifth scored Jason Blum and Andy Lack.