Rebels Down Dawgs 12-2 In Series Opener

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 9, 2014

Box Score | Photo Gallery

OXFORD, Miss. – The Rebels made the most of opportunities on Friday night, using 14 hits and three Bulldog errors to race to victory as No. 11 Ole Miss (36-14, 16-9 SEC) defeated Georgia (24-24-1, 9-15-1 SEC) by a score of 12-2 in the series opener at Swayze Field.

Chris Ellis (8-0) picked up the win, allowing two runs on 10 hits with two walks and a pair of strikeouts. The junior right-hander allowed a run in the first inning, but put zeroes on the board in five consecutive innings from there to allow his team the chance to rally for the win. Ellis worked 6.2 innings in the start for his ninth quality start of the season.

Ryan Lawlor (4-5) suffered the loss, allowing eight runs – seven of them earned – on seven hits with three walks and two strikeouts across 4.0 innings of work in the start.

Junior outfielder Auston Bousfield continued to pace the Ole Miss offense, going 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI. He was one of 11 different Rebels to notch a hit in the game and one of three players with multiple-RBI.

“There were some innings when Chris (Ellis) needed to pitch out of some jams,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “He relied on his changeup today because the curveball wasn’t there. They got some good swings off, but he was able to keep them off balance in the middle innings.”

“It was a good night,” Bianco said. “Not many nights where you score double digit runs on a Friday. I’m proud of the offense. I thought we were more like ourselves tonight. It wasn’t just an inning; it was constant pressure.”

Georgia scored first, scratching out a run in the first inning when a bases-loaded fielder’s choice from Sean McLaughlin brought Connor Welton home from third. Welton reached on a one-out double and moved to third on a single from Nelson Ward before a walk of Daniel Nichols would load the bases for McLaughlin. Ellis got a groundout from Jess Posey in the next at bat to limit the damage to one run and get the Rebels out of the inning.

Ole Miss went to work in the third, taking the lead with a three-run inning. It was the first of four consecutive innings in which the Rebels would put a crooked number on the scoreboard on the way to the win.

Back-to-back singles from J.B. Woodman and Braxton Lee started the rally before Bousfield would bring home the first run of the game with an RBI single  back up the middle. A groundout to second from Austin Anderson put Ole Miss on top before an RBI single from Will Allen would push the Rebels to the 3-1 lead.

Two more runs came home in the fourth with an RBI groundout from Preston Overbey and a sac fly from Woodman.

The Rebels put three more runs on the board in the fifth after loading the bases with a pair of walks and a bunt single to start the frame. An RBI single through the left side from Brantley Bell brought the first run home. Sikes Orvis then hit into a double play for the second run before Overbey would cap the inning with his two-out single that put Ole Miss on top 8-1 after five innings of play.

Georgia got a run back in the sixth with an RBI single from Skyler Weber. It would be the only other run of the night from the Bulldogs as left-hander Matt Denny kept Georgia in check down the stretch.

Ole Miss brought three more runs home in the sixth inning as an answer to the Georgia rally before pushing home the final run of the night in the eighth on an infield single from Dalton Dulin with the bases loaded. Austin Knight scored on the play to give the Rebels the 12-2 margin of victory.

The two teams will take the field for game two of the series at 4 p.m. on Saturday as the Rebels honor seven seniors prior to the first pitch at Swayze Field.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally here...game week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more

    • Lindy's Sports Gives Seven Rebels Preseason Recognition

      Wednesday, June 24, 2015 -

      The preseason accolades just don't stop for the Ole Miss football team. Everywhere you look, Rebels can be found on preseason All-America teams. Lindy's Sports recognized seven Rebels for preseason honors, including four All-Americans. Four Ole Miss Football Rebels were... read more

    • Five Rebels Named Preseason All-America by Athlon Sports

      Tuesday, June 23, 2015 -

      With the season just 74 days away, members of the 2015 Ole Miss football team continue to earn recognition on Preseason All-America lists. Athlon Sports, the latest media outlet to release its 2015 college football preseason All-America team, gave five... read more

    • Sporting News Tabs Four Rebels to Preseason All-America Teams

      Monday, June 15, 2015 - Football

      Preseason All-America football teams continue to roll in, and Ole Miss has been well represented each time.Today, the Sporting News unveiled its preseason All-America first and second teams, which includes a total of four Rebels.OT Laremy Tunsil and DT Robert... read more

    • Athlon Sports Names Nine Rebels Preseason All-SEC

      Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Football

      Individual preseason accolades continue to pile up for the Ole Miss football team as college football magazines look toward the 2015 season. Athlon Sports is the latest magazine to release its preseason all-conference teams, June 10; the magazine named nine... read more

    • Eleven Rebels Garner Phil Steele Preseason Honors

      Monday, June 1, 2015 - Football

      The start of summer heat and vacations is also the start of another tradition - preseason college football magazines.One of the first to produce a magazine every year is Phil Steele, whose 2015 version includes about as many Ole Miss... read more

    • Football Signees Report for Summer Classes

      Friday, May 29, 2015 - Football

      Although they will not begin competing for the Rebels until the fall, several members of the 2015 signing class have arrived at Ole Miss to begin their college journey this summer. The first of two summer sessions offered at the... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 28-May 4, 2015)

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 28-May 4, 2015Baseball - The Rebels started the week defeating the Bulldogs, 11-1 in the annual Governor's Cup. The 10-run win for the Rebels marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history... read more

    • VIDEO: Rebel Road Trip 2015

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Rebel Road Trip 2015 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • More on Steelers' Selection of Golson

      Friday, May 1, 2015 - Football

      Welcome to Pittsburgh...and welcome to #SteelersNation, @Quez_G! #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/oY8wZc10Kk-- Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2015 Congrats Senquez Golson! Drafted 56th overall in the 2015 #NFLDRAFT by the Pittsburgh Steelers. #HottyToddy #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/EPGayDNOu7-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 2, 2015 Ole... read more