OXFORD, Miss. – It was a big night for the Rebel offense early as No. 7 Ole Miss (14-1) jumped on Lipscomb (6-8) with three big scoring innings out of the gates to defeat the Bison 10-1 in the series opener Friday night at Swayze Field.
With the win, Ole Miss head coach tied former Rebel All-America and Major Leaguer Jake Gibbs with 485 wins as Rebel skipper.
Preston Overbey led the way with a career-high four-RBI night as the junior was part of a trio of Rebels with multiple-RBI and multiple-hits in the outing. Overbey was 2-for-4 on the night, while Andrew Mistone went 3-for-3 with three RBI and Stuart Turner went 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs scored.
Bobby Wahl (4-0) picked up the win for Ole Miss, striking out six and limiting Lipscomb to three this through 6.0 scoreless innings of work. He did not allow a walk in the outing. Left-hander Jeremy Massie picked up his first save of the season, working the final 3.0 innings and allowing one run on seven hits and two strikeouts.
Josh Cotham (1-2) took the loss for Lipscomb as he allowed nine runs on seven hits with four walks and three strikeouts in 3.0 innings of work.
“It was a well played game by us,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “This was by far Bobby (Wahl)’s best outing of the year. He had electric stuff with all three pitches in the strike zone. He commanded the fastball in and out tonight. A couple of innings he struggled to get it into the strike zone. It was so hard and breaking so much. It was a tremendous pitch for him at times tonight. He threw some changeups even with a huge lead to get them off of the fastball a little bit.
“Offensively it was a great night; Preston was big with the base hit with two outs early on. It broke the game open for us. Mistone had a great night. Boz (Bousfield) came back after having some so-so games. We had a terrific night swinging the bat. Turner continues to swing well. It was nice to see some of the young guys get in and play tonight.”
The Rebels got things started in the second inning with a two-RBI single through the left side from Overbey. Turner and Mistone scored on the bases-loaded single to put Ole Miss on top 2-0. Turner walked and Mistone singled before Sikes Orvis walked to load the bases and set up the Overbey hit.
Ole Miss added four more runs in the third inning. The first two came on a single up the middle from Mistone that scored Anderson and Turner who reached on a single and a double. Orvis then drew his second walk of the game before a walk of Will Jamison loaded the bases for the second time on the night. Overbey then came through with his second bases-loaded hit of the night to drive in Turner and Orvis, and give the Rebels the 6-0 lead.
Four more runs came home in the fourth inning on a two-RBI single from Turner, a single from Mistone and a double from Orvis to give Ole Miss a commanding 10-0 lead on the Bison.
The Rebel pitching staff held Lipscomb in stretch until the ninth when the visitors from Nashville put together a two-out rally to scratch out a run and get on the board. The lone run would be all the Bison could manage as Ole Miss picked up the win 10-1.
The two teams will return to action on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Swayze Field.
It was exciting news this week as Rebel favorite Tom Luke returned to the Ole Miss football program as Assistant A.D. for Player Development. A second-generation Rebel and the brother of fellow Ole Miss standout and staffer Matt Luke, Tom... read more
A little more than a year into his first term as Ole Miss Athletics Director, Ross Bjork made his first trip to Starkville this week but did so for a good cause. Bjork and Bulldog AD Scott Stricklin joined forces... read more
Despite losing the All-American twin duo of Marcel and Chris Thiemann and playing in the toughest conference in America, Ole Miss finished the 2013 regular season with a ranking of No. 7 in the nation.The regular season was highlighted by... read more
Injuries have riddled the Ole Miss football team this spring, and after evaluating the situation this week, the coaching staff determined a full scale scrimmage would not be an option for this year's BancorpSouth Grove Bowl. As a result, the... read more
Former Ole Miss All-Americans and collegiate top-10 doubles duo Kristi Boxx and Abby Guthrie have reunited to compete in the $25,000 USTA St. Dominic Pro Circuit women's event in Jackson. The event, which began Sunday, will run through April 7... read more
Panama Trip Photo GalleryTwo weeks ago, I wrote about a group of six Ole Miss football players who went on a mission trip to Panama over spring break. They have since returned to Oxford and been knee-deep in schoolwork and... read more
Ole Miss' run to the SEC Tournament title and the Big Dance received national coverage for the team and university during the March Madness. Below is just a sampling of mountain of press the Rebels have gotten including a tweet from King... read more
Michaela Quinn, a member of the 2013 Ole Miss track & field signing class, turned in a great performance at the World Junior Cross Country Championships over the weekend.Competing as a member of Team Australia, Quinn placed 25th in the... read more
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Colton Walls, a sophomore linebacker who started his career at Clemson, is among the non-scholarship players to join the Ole Miss football team this spring. Rebel fans will be quite... read more
A long list of ex-Rebels are planning to work out for the NFL scouts at Ole Miss Pro Day on Thursday. Of the 21 former players putting their talents on display, 16 concluded their Rebel careers in the fall, while... read more
It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating a bowl win in Birmingham. Now that that and an historic signing day are in the rear view mirror, it's time to gear up for spring drills. The Rebels take to the... read more
Ryan Smith, a sophomore distance runner on the Ole Miss track & field team, will be a sports trivia contestant on an upcoming segment of ESPNU's late-night entertainment show, UNITE.The episode of UNITE airs late Wednesday night at 1 a.m.... read more
The much anticipated list of walk out songs is here. Click on the song to hear it. Viewer discretion advised. Songs played in venue will be edited. My personal favorite has to be Mistone's with the Latin flavor. #1 Preston... read more
Olympic gold medalist and former Ole Miss star Brittney Reese will be among the headliner athletes at this weekend's Millrose Games indoor meet in New York City.Reese, who won gold in the long jump at the 2012 London Olympics, is... read more