No. 9 Rebels Fall In 10 Innings At Alabama

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Braxton Lee drove in a pair of runs and scored one for the Rebels at Alabama.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Braxton Lee drove in a pair of runs and scored one for the Rebels at Alabama.
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March 29, 2014

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Rebels managed a pair of rallies to send things into extra innings and then go in front of the Crimson Tide, but each time the home team had an answer as No. 9 Ole Miss (21-7, 4-4 SEC) fell to Alabama (18-8, 5-3 SEC) by a score of 6-5 in 10 innings on Saturday.

Ole Miss moved ahead of the Crimson Tide in the seventh and in the 10th innings, but Alabama tied things in the eighth before pushing two runs across in the 10th to claim the series against the Rebels.

Wyatt Short (3-1) took his first loss of the season, allowing two runs on one hits with four walks and a strikeout in 2.2 innings of relief work.

Geoffrey Bramblett (2-0) picked up the win in relief, working the final 0.2 innings with a strikeout as he closed out the top of the 10th for Alabama and his team rallied in the home half of the inning for the win.

“It’s been a tough week for our bullpen,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “We’ve lost the last three games and we’ve had the lead in each of them. We have to be better out of the bullpen and defensively in the field in order for us to win games like these.”

Alabama got on the board in the first inning, pushing two runs across the plate with a two-out rally. Ben Moore reached on a single before a double to the wall in straight-away center from Kyle Overstreet brought him home. A fielding error on a ground ball to short allowed Wade Wass to reach before a double to left center from Austen Smith brought Wass home. Trent then got a groundout to end the inning, but the Crimson Tide held a 2-0 lead after the first.

Ole Miss finally scratched out a run in the fifth inning with a two out rally of its own. Will Jamison popped up to left and the ball dropped in as the fielder’s lost the ball in the lights to allow him to reach. Auston Bousfield then singled down the right field line to send pinch runner J.B. Woodman to third and put men at the corners. A wild pitch then brought Woodman home to get the Rebels within one at 2-1 before Alabama would get out of the inning.

The Rebels claimed the lead in the seventh inning with another two-out rally when Braxton Lee delivered a two-RBI single up the middle. Woodman and Bousfield reached on a single and a walk before a wild pitch moved both men into scoring position. Lee then drove a ball back up the middle to bring both runners home and put Ole Miss on top 3-2. The Crimson Tide then turned to the bullpen for right-hander Ray Castillo in relief of Kamplain.

Austin Anderson then drove a ball to left field that looked to be the final out of the inning, but the Tide left fielder dropped the ball to allow Lee to score from first and take the lead to 4-2. A fly out from the next Ole Miss batter ended the inning, but the three-run inning gave Ole Miss the two-run lead.

Alabama surged back in front in the eighth inning after using a throwing error, a single and a walk to load the bases with no outs. A walk of Kyle Overstreet brought home a run and kept the bases loaded as the Crimson Tide trimmed the lead to one run. The Rebels turned to the bullpen again, this time calling on left-hander Wyatt Short to relieve Laxer.

Short got a fly out to center for the first out, but the sacrifice fly brought the tying run home and left men at the corners for Alabama. The freshman left-hander then got Austen Smith to line out to third in a double play to end the inning with the game tied 4-4.

Ole Miss moved back in front in the 10th with an RBI single up the middle from Orvis that scored Cameron Dishon from second. Holt Perdzock pinch hit to open the inning, delivering a single to the right side and went to second on the play as a fielding error at first allowed the ball to go into the dugout for a dead ball.

After a foul bunt put the first out on the board, Alabama called on right-hander Taylor Guilbeau out of the bullpen. He was welcomed to the game by a first pitch single driven back up the middle by Orvis to put the Rebels on top 5-4. Errol Robinson then drew a walk and Alabama again went to the bullpen for right-hander Geoffrey Bramblett who got the Crimson Tide out of the inning.

Alabama again rallied in the 10th, putting the first two men on with a walk and a hit batter. Overstreet then lay down a sac bunt to push both men in scoring position with one away for the Crimson Tide. A sac fly to right brought the tying run home and put two away. A single to left ended things, however, as the first hit allowed on the night by Short brought the winning run home.

Ole Miss and Alabama will close the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

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