Game 3: Ole Miss 1, Furman 0

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Runs were at a premium this weekend, due in large part to Ole Miss' dominance on the mound. Furman couldn't manage a run in any of the three games this weekend as the Rebel staff combined for three shutouts for the series sweep. Today, it was Greer Holston that delivered a spectacular start with his seven innings of two-hit baseball. Ole Miss' offense racked up nine hits through the game but couldn't string hits together to bring home the run. The game stayed deadlocked at zero until Michael Fitzsimmons came off the bench in the eighth for the deciding pinch-hit RBI single. 


Player of the Game: Greer Holston. The freshman was awarded the weekend start, and he definitely made the most of it. He went seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts and two hits in extremely impressive fashion. Adding to that, both of the six hits were infield singles. Furman never got solid contact off of the right-hander. The Rebel pitching this weekend overwhelmed the Furman bats. 


Key Moment: Ole Miss needed just one run to win with the way the pitchers were operating on the mound, but that run didn't come until the eighth inning. Ole Miss tallied hits throughout the game but couldn't put them together. Kyle Watson started off the inning with a leadoff single followed by Cooper Johnson getting the sacrifice bunt down. Coming off the bench cold, Michael Fitzsimmons worked the count to 2-2 before roping one into left for the RBI single. From there, Dallas Woolfolk closed it out.


Number of the Game: 0. Three games, three shutouts. Furman didn't score a run all weekend against Ole Miss' staff. It's the first time since 2004 against Nicholls that the Rebels held an opponent scoreless all weekend.


Quotable: "We held them to 10 hits on the weekend, and they didn't have an extra base hit," Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco said. "That's about as dominant as you can be on the mound to a team I think can hit. They came in with really good numbers offensively. One through nine in their lineup, their lowest batting average was .279 on Friday night. You're talking about a team that's hitting above .300 that has success. They were averaging about eight runs a game coming in. Our guys answered it. We pitched it really well all week."

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