Ninth-Inning Home Run Hands No. 17 Rebels Loss At Alabama

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM <blank>
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

March 24, 2012

Box Score

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – On a day that featured stellar pitching and defense, it was late inning heroics that decided things as the Crimson Tide got a two-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning and No. 17 Ole Miss (16-7, 2-3 SEC) fell to Alabama (9-14, 1-4 SEC) by a score of 3-2 on Saturday.

With hits and runs at a premium, Ole Miss put together a seventh inning rally to grab a 2-1 lead and held things in check until Alabama’s Brett Booth fought off several pitches and came up with the game-winning hit in the ninth with two outs on the board and a man on third.

Brett Huber (0-1) suffered his first loss of the season as he allowed the two runs on two hits in 0.2 innings of work.

Taylor Guilbeau (2-2) picked up the win after allowing one hit with two walks and two runs in 1.0 inning of work.

Both starters pitched well on the afternoon with Rebel senior R.J. Hively allowing one unearned run on four hits with eight strikeouts in 8.0 innings of work. Alabama starter Justin Kamplain allowed two runs on three hits with a pair of walks and six strikeouts in his 7.0 innings of work.

“We were just a pitch away from being on their side of things right now,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco following the game. “It was a well played and well pitched game, we were just a pitch away.”

Alabama got on the board first, pushing a single run home in the third inning playing station to station baseball. Lead-off hitter A.J. Cole reached on a fielding error at short before taking second on a sac bunt and third on a fly out from Taylor Dugas. An infield single from Ben Moore brought him home and gave the Crimson Tide the 1-0 lead.

Ole Miss responded with its own rally in the seventh, taking the lead with a pair of runs off the Crimson Tide starter. Alex Yarbrough broke up the no-hitter with a leadoff single and took second on a groundout from Matt Snyder. He then tied the game on an RBI single from Will Allen.

The Rebels continued the rally when Allen stole second and moved to third on a groundout from Andrew Mistone. Allen came home on a single to right from Preston Overbey and gave Ole Miss the 2-1 lead on the Crimson Tide.

The Crimson Tide had one more rally in the tank, coming up with a two-out and two-strike home run from Brett Booth in the bottom of the ninth to give Alabama the 3-2 win over the Rebels.

Ole Miss and Alabama will conclude the series at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium on the campus of the University of Alabama.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • 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

    • Recapping the SEC Network Launch

      Friday, August 15, 2014 - Athletics

      The launch of the SEC Network shows the growth and vision of the 14 schools in the conference. #OleMiss-- Coach Alex (@apsimms2) August 15, 2014 That was fun! And the @SECNetwork is only getting started. #SECStoried finished strong. Great... read more

    • Ole Miss and the SEC Network Launch

      Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Athletics

      Tonight is the night!! #SECNetworkLaunch pic.twitter.com/73UYs8B0Hg-- SEC Network (@SECNetwork) August 14, 2014 Historic day for SEC & #OleMiss as we celebrate the launch of the @SECNetwork at 5pm CST! Congrats to everyone who made it happen!-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August... read more

    • Luke Breaks Down the Offensive Line

      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Football

      The center and right tackle position battles have been two of the biggest story lines of fall camp, but as the Rebels prepped for their second preseason scrimmage Wednesday night, they are closer to solidifying the depth chart along the... read more

    • Attitude, Effort are Front and Center in Process

      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Volleyball

      "Buy-in" is a common term thrown around by coaches. How will first-year Ole Miss head volleyball coach Steven McRoberts measure buy-in, as the team continues its preseason work for the upcoming season? Attitude and effort. "If we bring those two... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Soccer Day One

      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Soccer

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

    • Kennedy Recaps Trip, Talks New-Look Roster

      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Men's Basketball

      The Ole Miss men's basketball team wrapped up its Bahamian exhibition tour with a perfect 2-0 record. Head coach Andy Kennedy recapped the trip, talked about the chemistry, depth and experience of a new-look roster heading into the fall. The... read more

    • Looking at CB, OL, WR and RB Depth

      Monday, August 11, 2014 - Football

      Sophomore defensive end Fadol Brown and sophomore cornerback Kailo Moore returned from their respective injuries, while sophomore Tee Shepard remains out with a toe injury. The results from Shepard's MRI performed on Saturday are being sent to Birmingham, head coach... read more

    • Ole Miss Programming on SEC Network

      Monday, August 11, 2014 - Football

      The SEC Network will debut on Thursday, August 14 with a three-hour SEC Now that will visit every SEC school and the 21 sports within the SEC. The first two weeks of the network will also feature customized programming to... read more

    • The Week That Was: Ole Miss Football

      Sunday, August 10, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss continues its preparations for the the 2014 season with the second full week of fall camp starting Monday. Here's a look back at the first full week of fall camp with some observations and takeaways, as well as... read more