Rebels Explode For 9-1 Win Over Georgia State

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Sikes Orvis hit a three-run home run on Saturday to help the Rebels beat Georgia State.
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Sikes Orvis hit a three-run home run on Saturday to help the Rebels beat Georgia State.
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Feb. 22, 2014

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OXFORD, Miss. – Christian Trent held the Georgia State (3-3) offense in check until the Rebel bats could heat up and explode for a pair of big innings as Ole Miss (6-0) defeated the Panthers by a score of 6-0 to claim the weekend series on Saturday.

The two teams will play the series finale at 1:30 p.m. Sunday as the Rebels look for a weekend sweep of the Panthers.

Auston Bousfield and Sikes Orvis led the Rebel offense in two explosive middle innings. Bousfield went 3-for-6 on the afternoon with a home run and four RBI, while Orvis went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI.

Trent (2-0) worked 7.0 innings and allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts. It marked the second straight outing for Trent to not allow a walk this season. He was one of two pitchers to work on the afternoon as Josh Laxer closed out the final 2.0 innings with a walk, three strikeouts and one hit allowed.

Andrew Fessler (0-1) took the loss for Georgia State, allowing four runs on nine hits with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work.

“Christian (Trent) was terrific,” Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco said. “He pitched very similar to how Chris (Ellis) did last night. Just a great mix of three pitches and it really kept them off balance. He was super dominant. It was a great performance and another great defensive game. (Josh) Laxer was tremendous. He pitched as well as he ever has here. He was really dominant today.”

Georgia State got on the board first, using a double from Nic Wilson to open the second inning. A sac bunt from Chase Raffield moved Wilson to third, setting up the score on a single from Chris Triplett to give the Panthers the 1-0 lead.

It marked the first time all season that the Rebels trailed in a game.

Ole Miss erased the deficit in the fifth inning, using a solo shot from Bousfield to open the inning and tie the game. Four batters later, Orvis delivered a three-run shot to right center to catapult the Rebels out to a 4-1 lead and Ole Miss never looked back.

The Rebels would bat around in the frame, getting a bases-loaded single from Bousfield later in the inning to cap a five-run inning.

Ole Miss wasn’t done, however, putting together a four-run sixth inning to take the lead out to 9-1.

A Will Allen single and an RBI triple from Preston Overbey started the scoring in the sixth. Overbey then came home on a single to right from Orvis and the Panthers turned to the bullpen for left-hander Wayne Wages.

Ole Miss would go on to load the bases again before Bousfield would deliver a two-RBI single to right and drive the lead out to eight runs. That margin would hold for the final score as Ole Miss pitchers and defense shut the Panthers out down the stretch to pick up the series-clinching win.

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