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

Feb. 22, 2014

Box Score | BLOG: Offense Breaks Through With Two Big Innings

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.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 1 (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Dome, Sweet Dome for Atlanta Area Rebels

      Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Football

      For high school football players in Georgia, all roads lead to the Georgia Dome and the state championships.  For a handful of Rebels, those roads lead home, as Ole Miss opens the 2014 season against Boise State in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • VIDEO: Forward Together Construction Update

      Monday, August 25, 2014 - Athletics

      read more

    • Relentless is the Word on Defense

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Football

      ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy asked each of the 65 coaches from the Power Five conferences to describe their team in one word.  Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's word? Relentless. The same can be said of the Ole Miss defense.  And... read more

    • McCormick, Defense Shine in Win

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Soccer

      After playing 110 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Georgia on Friday night, Ole Miss responded with a gutsy 1-0 win over Iowa State on Sunday afternoon. The defense, led by senior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick was the story of the... read more

    • Rebels Battle to Draw on Historic Night

      Friday, August 22, 2014 -

      Big time crowd for @SECNetwork live sports event debut. Record attendance of 1,823 for @OleMissSoccer Let's finish strong.-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August 23, 2014 Ole Miss kicked off the 2014 season in thrilling fashion, rallying to a 1-1 draw with... read more

    • Kiffin Pleased with Defensive Line Progress

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Football

      Like defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, defensive line coach Chris Kiffin has been pleased with his players throughout fall camp, particularly the depth bolstered by the return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and the addition of sophomore Fadol Brown and... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Volleyball Day One

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Volleyball

      THE SEASON: Volleyball - Day One from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Rebels Kick-Off Season on National Stage

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Soccer

      Three things from Ole Miss soccer head coach Matt Mott, previewing the season opener against Georgia on Friday night. Rebels Look to Take Next Step Ole Miss made history this past season, not only setting a school record for wins,... read more

    • Nkemdiche Headlines Retooled D-Line

      Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Football

      The return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and additions of sophomore Fadol Brown and freshman Marquis Haynes have changed the face of the defensive line, but freshman All-American Robert Nkemdiche remains front and center.  With a season of experience... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Sneak Peak

      Monday, August 18, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football 2014: Episode 1 Sneak Peak from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Wallace: 'It's My Offense'

      Monday, August 18, 2014 - Football

      The dean of Southeastern Conferences quarterbacks and the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns, senior Bo Wallace is as healthy and confident as ever, and he's also assumed a more vocal leadership role on the... read more

    • VIDEO: We Are Ole Miss

      Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Athletics

      We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, "Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss" from earlier this year: Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Football: Fins Up (Part 2)

      Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Football

      In case you missed it, Fins Up (Part 1) from last year:... read more

    • Rebels Battle Injuries on Defense

      Friday, August 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed that junior cornerback Carlos Davis suffered a torn ACL and will likely have surgery Monday. Davis joins sophomore cornerback Tee Shepard and junior safety Chief Brown on the list of players expected to miss... read more