Rebels drop series with 2-1 loss

n Ole Miss leaves 11 men
on base against Baylor.

Special to the Daily Journal

FORT WORTH, Texas – Cody Overbeck went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough as No. 2 Ole Miss couldn’t scratch out the run it needed in a 2-1 loss at TCU.

The Rebels (10-3), who had split a doubleheader with the Horned Frogs (7-5) on Saturday, dropped the first series of the season with the loss.

Nathan Baker (1-1) suffered his first loss of the season as he worked 5.1 innings and allowed two runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Drew Pomeranz closed out the game, entering with a runner on third in the sixth who went on to score on an infield single.

Greg Holle (1-0) picked up the win as he worked 6.2 innings, allowing one run on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

“This is a tough park to get runs in, and when you get opportunities you have to make something happen,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “I thought our pitchers pitched well today, but we didn’t make things happen on the few offensive opportunities we had, and we have to learn to do that.”

Ole Miss left 11 runners on base for the game.

The Rebels have a two-game home series with Western Kentucky starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.