No. 13 Ole Miss Downs Murray State 8-5

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Auston Bousfield slides home in the Rebels 8-5 win over Murray State.
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Auston Bousfield slides home in the Rebels 8-5 win over Murray State.
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April 9, 2014

Box Score

OXFORD, Miss. – Braxton Lee went 4-for-5 at the plate with a run scored and two RBI to help No. 13 Ole Miss (27-8) raced past the Thoroughbreds of Murray State (14-16) by a score of 8-5 Wednesday night at Swayze Field.

Lee was one of five Rebel players to notch multiple-hits on the night as Ole Miss tallied 16 hits on the evening.

Matt Denny (1-1) picked up the win, working 2.0 innings in relief of starter Evan Anderson, allowing one run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts. Anderson worked 3.0 innings in the start, allowing two runs on no hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

Wyatt Short picked up his second save of the season, closing out the game by working the final 0.2 innings with a pair of strikeouts. Short entered the game with one out and one man on base in the ninth.

Cameron Finch (3-3) took the loss for the Thoroughbreds, allowing four runs on four hits in 0.1 innings of work after entering the game to start the fourth for Murray State.

“We were terrific offensively,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “Things started off slow. It was a bad night for us on the mound. They score three and shot a double down the line, and then we answered with six runs. It was a big night for us offensively. We had several guys with multiple hits. Braxton Lee had a big night. J.B. Woodman had three hits, as well as Austin Knight and others.”

Murray State struck first, pushing three runs across the plate in the fourth inning to take a 3-0 lead on the Rebels. A pair of walks put two men on before a passed ball moved both into scoring position. Ole Miss then turned to the bullpen for left-hander Matt Denny.

Kollin Dowdy drove a double down the right field line to bring both runners home and put the Thoroughbreds up 2-0. A groundout moved Dowdy to third before a Dalton West groundout to first brought a third run home in the inning. Denny then got the Rebels out of the frame, but the Rebels trailed 3-0.

Ole Miss put together an answering rally in the home half of the fourth, driving six runs across the plate to take the lead for good.

Will Allen opened the inning with a double and scored on a single from Brantley Bell to start the rally for the Rebels. A Sikes Orvis double moved Bell to third before a ground ball to short from John Gatlin scored Bell as Orvis was thrown out at third on the play.

A single from Austin Knight put two men on before back-to-back singles from Lee and Auston Bousfield brought home both Gatlin and Knight. Austin Anderson capped the inning with a two-RBI single to right center that scored Lee and Bousfield as Ole Miss moved in front of the Thoroughbreds 6-3.

The Rebels got a seventh run in the sixth inning on a single to left from Lee that scored J.B. Woodman as the lead moved out to four runs.

Murray State cut back into the lead in the seventh, bringing home a pair of runs to cut the lead to 7-5, but Ole Miss responded once again with an RBI double from Allen that brought Anderson home after he was hit by a pitch to open the inning and stole second.

The Rebel pitchers kept Murray State off the board the rest of the way to secure the win and run the Ole Miss win streak out to six games.

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