No. 12 Rebels Down Southeastern Louisiana 2-1

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Sikes Orvis hit a solo home run to push Ole Miss to a 2-1 win at Southeastern Louisiana.
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Sikes Orvis hit a solo home run to push Ole Miss to a 2-1 win at Southeastern Louisiana.
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March 11, 2014

Box Score

HAMMOND, La. – The Rebels continued to get solid pitching and clutch hits in tight games, this time it was a solo home run from Sikes Orvis, as No.12 Ole Miss (15-2) defeated Southeastern Louisiana (9-6) by a score of 2-1 Tuesday night.

Orvis delivered his solo shot in the sixth inning to propel the Rebels to the win after falling behind early.

Jeremy Massie (1-1) was solid in the start, working 6.0 innings and allowing one run on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts to pick up the win. Wyatt Short picked up his first save of the season, working the final 1.2 innings as the Rebels picked up the 2-1 win.

Sean Kennel (1-2) took the loss for the Lions, allowing two runs on eight hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

“Jeremy (Massie) was tremendous for us and really just continued to pitch like he has all year,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “It’s a little too close sometimes and we’ve had our share of (one-run games). In those, we’ve played well when it mattered the most. But I’m disappointed we didn’t do more offensively. We had a couple of opportunities to break the game open and we didn’t get the timely hit.”

Southeastern Louisiana got things started in the third inning with a pair of singles around a stolen base that put men at the corners out of the gates. A fielder’s choice on a ball back up the middle from Jacob Seward brought Brooks Morse home and put the first run on the board.

Ole Miss answered in the top of the fourth, loading the bases with no outs when a hit batter and back-to-back singles put Austin Anderson, Will Allen and Sikes Orvis on base. Preston Overbey then singled to left to score Anderson and tie the game at 1-1.

The Rebels would get nothing more out of the inning with a force out at home on a ground ball and a double play ball up the middle to end the inning.

Sikes Orvis put the Rebels on top in the sixth inning with a solo shot down the right field line to give Ole Miss the 2-1 lead.

The Lions got another opportunity in the eighth inning, getting two men on with one out and sending the Rebels to the bullpen as the freshman, Short, relieved Josh Laxer. A groundout to second moved both men into scoring position with two outs before Short would get another groundout  - this one to first base – to end the inning and keep Ole Miss in front 2-1.

Southeastern Louisiana looked to mount a rally in the bottom of the ninth, putting a man on with a leadoff single. The defense came through, however, turning a double play on a bunt as Austin Knight threw to second to get the lead runner and Errol Robinson made the throw to first to clear the bases of runners.

After issuing a walk, Short then fought back from a 3-1 count to strikeout the final batter to secure the win for the Rebels.

Ole Miss and Southeastern Louisiana will return to the diamond on Wednesday, playing game two of the midweek series at 4 p.m.

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