OXFORD, Miss. – The Rebel pitching staff posted a shutout for the second straight day as David Goforth and Jake Morgan combined to blank the Bison on the way to a 3-0 win for Ole Miss (12-4) over Lipscomb (7-8) on Saturday.
The Rebels claimed the series with the win and will look for the weekend sweep on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.
Morgan (2-0) picked up the win in relief as he worked the final 2.1 innings and held the Bison hitless with one strikeout. David Goforth was solid in the start, working 6.2 innings with four strikeouts in a walk, while allowing five hits.
Connor Sinclair (1-2) suffered the loss for Lipscomb as he allowed two runs on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts.
“It all starts on the mound and David was brilliant today,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “Jake was tremendous and you can see him really starting to feel it. Those guys were just great today on the mound.”
It was a defensive battle and a pitcher’s duel through the early innings with Lipscomb threatening in the first inning, but an outstanding throw to the plate from Matt Smith in right field erased the base runner at the plate to keep the Bison off the board in the opening frame.
Lipscomb never threatened again until the seventh inning, while the Rebels would get runners to third twice prior to the seventh without being able to push a run across the plate.
The Bison put two men on in the seventh and the Rebels turned to the bullpen to bring in Morgan with two outs. The right-handed reliever got a groundout to end the inning and kept Lipscomb off the board heading into the stretch.
Ole Miss made its move after that, pushing three runs across the plate for all the scoring that would be needed on the day. Preston Overbey reached on a fielder’s choice when he attempted to sac bunt and the lead runner was thrown out. Overbey moved to second on a single from Blake Newalu and both runners advanced on a double steal with Tanner Mathis at the plate.
Mathis then singled up the middle to drive in both runners and get the Rebels on the board. Mathis was caught stealing before Alex Yarbrough doubled to right center and then scored on a single from Matt Snyder to give Ole Miss its third run of the day.
Lipscomb got out of the inning, but the Rebels held the Bison off the board the rest of the way to grab the shutout win and take the series.
This is the fourth installment of Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations from the previous week in Ole Miss Sports. This week... read more
The Ole Miss Volleyball team remained undefeated at 14-0 and matched last year's win total with a 4-0 weekend at the Rebel Classic capped by wins over Lamar (3-0) and Jackson State (3-1) Saturday. The last three sets against Jackson... read more
The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 4 - ULL (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1, The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 2 and The Season: Ole Miss... read more
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' open date and return to action on Saturday, Sept. 27 against Memphis.Freeze's time on the call begins at the 1:50:18 mark. For the... read more
NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., visited Ole Miss on Wednesday. The Olive Branch, Mississippi, native spoke to various student groups, including the football team. Stenhouse Jr. presented head coach Hugh Freeze with a firesuit, and Freeze presented him with an... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 8-14, 2014Volleyball- Ole Miss captured the Magnolia Invitational this past weekend to improve to 10-0, its best start in school history.- The Rebels downed UAB and Mercer 3-0 and then defeated Jacksonville State 3-1... read more
After a 56-15 win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday, Ole Miss moved up four spots to No. 10 in the latest Associated Press poll, released on Sunday. Despite breaking into the top 10, the Rebels remain fifth among Southeastern Conference Western Division... read more
This is the third installment of Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations from the previous week in Ole Miss Sports. This week... read more
Leading 1-0 after controlling the play for much of the game, Ole Miss opened up a 3-0 lead on Middle Tennessee with a pair of goals in the final minute of the first half on the way to a 4-0... read more
Senior cornerback Senquez Golson has come a long way since he was a freshman. That season, he was most notably on the receiving end of a highlight reel juke from Alabama running back Trent Richardson. Three years later, as part... read more
Three areas to watch as Ole Miss faces Louisiana-Lafayette in its home opener Saturday. Wearing the Bull's-Eye After a 2-0 start with wins over Boise State and Vanderbilt, Ole Miss moved up to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll,... read more
With a chance to make history, Ole Miss dropped a first set for the first time this season. The Rebels answered the bell winning the next three sets to defeat Jacksonville State 3-1 and improve to 10-0 on the season,... read more
Rebel Nation goes into its home opener Saturday excited for the return of football at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but also saddened by the loss of one of its most renowned voices.Stan Sandroni, 64, passed away of a heart attack late Wednesday.... read more