No. 16 Rebels Post 12-0 Shutout Of Jackson State

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM <blank>
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

March 27, 2012

Box Score | Video Highlights

OXFORD, Miss. – Chris Ellis was solid in his first career start and the Rebel bullpen took advantage of an early offensive showing to help No. 16 Ole Miss (18-7) post a 12-0 shutout over Jackson State (16-8) on Tuesday night at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

Chris Ellis (2-0) picked up the win in a predetermined start, working 4.0 scoreless innings and allowing only one hit with six strikeouts. Ole Miss’ bullpen kept things in check from there as five more pitchers combined for the shutout over the Tigers.

Desmond Russell (4-2) took the loss for Jackson State, allowing seven runs on nine hits with three walks and a strikeout in 5.0 innings of work.

The Rebels jumped out of the gates with a four-run first inning, sparked by a three-run home run from Zach Kirksey, and never looked back on the way to the 12-0 win. It was Kirksey’s ninth home run of the season.

“We played really well tonight,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “We got off to a really good start with (Zach) Kirksey’s home run, and Chris Ellis was good in his first collegiate start. He was aggressive and able to fight through the first two innings. I was proud of the way we kept it clean and played well defensively.

“There were a lot of good nights on offense,” Bianco said. “Will Jamison had a terrific night. A lot of guys played well for us tonight. It doesn’t happen often that you get that many innings out of your relievers, and the best thing was that they all pitched well.”

 An Alex Yarbrough double with two outs got things started in the first inning before Yarbrough came home on a single to right from Matt Snyder. Will Allen walked in the next at bat before Kirksey delivered his three-run shot to make it 4-0 in favor of the home team.

The Rebels added a fifth run in the second inning when Will Jamison scored on a single up the middle from Tanner Mathis.

Ole Miss pushed two more runs across in the fourth inning to stake a claim to a 7-0 lead. Preston Overbey singled and Jamison walked to get things started before both runners came home on back-to-back singles from Mathis and Anderson.

The lead continued to grow for the Rebels from there with two more runs in the sixth inning before Ole Miss would cap the scoring with a three-run eighth inning on an RBI-single from John Gatlin and a two-RBI single from Overbey.

The Rebels will return to action this weekend, hosting the nation’s top-ranked team in the Florida Gators. Ole Miss and Florida kick-off the three-game set at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night in a game televised by SunSports. The two teams will then play again at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and conclude the series at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 8

      Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 8 - Tennessee (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Freeze, Miles Talk Ole Miss-LSU Rivalry

      Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and LSU head coach Les Miles on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Baton Rouge.For the full SEC teleconference, go here.Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at 1:06:12... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 13-19)

      Monday, October 20, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 13-19, 2014Football- Ole Miss rode its dominant defense to a 34-3 homecoming win over Tennessee on Saturday to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play.- The Rebels are 7-0 for just... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Oct. 19

      Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Athletics

      It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. There was no shortage of observations surrounding the Homecoming festivities this weekend. Let's get into it:1. When "College GameDay" visits Baton Rouge,... read more

    • Winning Formula for Rebels is No Secret

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      The winning formula revealed itself as it has throughout the season: a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. The Ole Miss defense forced four turnovers, while the Ole Miss offense did not commit a single turnover in a workmanlike 34-3... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Tennessee Motivational

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs Tennessee Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Tennessee

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss faces Tennessee for Homecoming on Saturday.'Third Down for What'Tennessee is very dangerous, Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze said, because its talented, particularly if it gets momentum and confidence during... read more

    • SEC Nation Talent Talks Ole Miss on Visit

      Friday, October 17, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from today's media opportunity with SEC Nation host Joe Tessitore and analysts Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears discussing the show's visit to Oxford for the SEC matchup between No. 3 Ole Miss and Tennessee. Tessitore recalls calling the first college... read more

    • What They're Saying: Midseason Honors

      Friday, October 17, 2014 - Football

      At the halfway point of the regular season, Ole Miss is 6-0 for the first time since 1962, when it went 10-0 and earned a share of the national title. It's No. 3 ranking in the national polls is its... read more

    • Rebels Slow Offensive Tempo

      Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Football

      With a dominant defense that ranks among the nation's leaders in most statistical categories, head coach Hugh Freeze acknowledged he has changed his offensive philosophy and play-calling to limit negative plays and quick possessions. Ole Miss averaged the second-most offensive... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 7

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 7 - Texas A&M (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Freeze Talks Defense, Tennessee

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and Tennessee head coach Butch Jones on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Oxford. For the full SEC teleconference, go here. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at... read more

    • VIDEO: Studio 18 Live 10.15.14

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Athletics

      read more

    • VIDEO: 'Can't Be Denied' Hype Video

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • VIDEO: Bo Wallace on The Dan Patrick Show

      Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Football

      read more