Laxer, No. 24 Rebels Shut Out Southern Miss

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM <blank>
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 1, 2012

Box Score

PEARL, Miss. - Freshman right-hander Josh Laxer turned in a career night and the Rebel offense took advantage of limited opportunities as No. 24 Ole Miss (29-16) shut out Southern Miss (25-19) by a score of 3-0 on Tuesday night at Trustmark Park.

Laxer (4-0) worked a career-long 7.0 innings and handcuffed the Golden Eagle batters for most of that time, allowing four hits with a walk and five strikeouts. R.J. Hively picked up his second save of the season, working the final inning with two strikeouts and retired the side in order.

Dillon Day (0-1) suffered the loss for Southern Miss in his first pitching appearance of the season, allowing three runs - two earned - on six hits with a walk and three strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work.

"We played well tonight," said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. "Josh (Laxer) was tremendous. We played great defense. We normally play well defensively, but tonight we had a couple of web gems and in this type of game, those plays can be game changers.

"I'm proud of Josh," Bianco said. "I thought he was special tonight. We haven't seen that type of performance out of him yet this season, and it was good to see that tonight."

Ole Miss struck first, pushing two runs home in the second inning to get off to the quick start. Matt Snyder doubled down the right field line to start things off before taking third on a wild pitch. He then scored on a single up the middle from Will Allen for the first run. A throwing error on a pickoff move allowed Allen to move from first to third before an infield single from John Gatlin brought Allen home and gave Ole Miss the two-run lead.

The Rebels built on the lead in the fourth inning when Auston Bousfield delivered a sac fly to left field that scored Allen from third. Allen reached on a single through the left side before taking second on a wild pitch. The sophomore catcher then stole third to set up the score on the Bousfield fly out to make it 3-0.

Allen and Gatlin led the Rebel offense of the night with each player going 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI. Allen also scored two of Ole Miss' three runs on the night.

The Rebels will return to action on Wednesday night, hosting Murray State at 6:30 p.m. at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field before hosting the No. 4 LSU Tigers this weekend in a three-game series.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Sept. 8-14)

      Monday, September 15, 2014 - Athletics

      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

    • Historic Start to the Football Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Football

      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

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Sept. 14

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Athletics

      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

    • Three Rebels Net First Goals of the Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Soccer

      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

    • Golson's Buy-In Pays Off

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      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

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-ULL Motivational

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

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

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-ULL

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      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

    • Thompson Lifts Rebels to Historic Start

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Volleyball

      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

    • VIDEO: Return of The Grove

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • Rebel Nation Remembers Stan Sandroni

      Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Football

      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

    • Freeze Talks Schedule, Areas for Team to Improve

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' home opener Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and will be televised on the SEC Network.Freeze's time... read more

    • Former football player releases Chucky Mullins book

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      Former Ole Miss football player Jody Hill has partnered with Square Books in Oxford to launch his book, "38: The Chucky Mullins Effect," celebrating the life and impact of his Ole Miss teammate Chucky Mullins. Hill will be signing copies... read more

    • 3 Things About Gameday - Ole Miss vs. ULL

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • Freeze, Luke Talk Offensive Line Progress

      Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Football

      From week one to week two, head coach Hugh Freeze and offensive line coach Matt Luke are generally pleased with the progress along the offensive line. The number of false start penalties went from eight to two, while the... read more

    • Changing The Perception of Ole Miss Volleyball

      Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Volleyball

      With back-to-back tournament titles to open the season, the Rebels are 7-0 to start the season for the first time since 2007 and are also the only Southeastern Conference team still undefeated."We feel like at this point in our season... read more