OXFORD, Miss. – Junior right-hander Chris Ellis pitched a complete-game shutout on Friday, striking out five without allowing a walk as he led Ole Miss (5-0) to a 3-0 victory over Georgia State (3-2) at Swayze Field to kick off the weekend series.
Ellis (2-0) turned in his second shutout of the season and the first complete-game of his career in the outing. It marks the first complete-game shutout for Ole Miss since Bobby Wahl turned in a complete-game shutout of Tennessee in the series opener on April 19, 2013.
Nathan Bates (0-1) took the loss for the Panthers as he allowed three runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work.
“Chris (Ellis) was terrific,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “In 13-plus years, I haven’t seen too many complete games shutouts here. Tonight he was excellent. He had three pitches in the strike zone. That’s a very good offense. Georgia State was ranked in the top five in runs scored. They got good swings off tonight, even as good as Chris was on the mound.” The Rebels took a two-run lead in the second inning on the way to the 3-0 victory.
Sikes Orvis and Preston Overbey opened up the second inning with back-to-back singles before J.B. Woodman would bunt both men into scoring position with a ball down the third base line. Will Jamison then delivered a line drive to right field, bringing Orvis home and sending Overbey to third. Jamison tried to reach second on the play, causing the Panthers to throw to second in an attempt to throw out the speedy outfielder, and Overbey took advantage of the situation to race home and give the Rebels a 2-0 lead.
The Rebels extended the lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning when Braxton Lee drew a bases-loaded walk to push Overbey home. Ole Miss loaded the bases with a single from Overbey, a single from Woodman and Errol Robinson was hit by a pitch to set up the scoring play for Lee.
The Rebel defense and Ellis did the job from there, holding the Panthers’ offense in check throughout the game on the way to the victory. It marks the third shutout in the first five games for the Rebels and second straight as Ole Miss also defeated Tennessee-Martin 6-0 on Wednesday night.
Ole Miss and Georgia State take the field for game two of the series at 1:30 p.m. at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.
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