OXFORD, Miss. - Senior Kendall Bruning struck out a career-high 12 batters and tossed a complete-game shutout as Ole Miss blanked Belmont 5-0 on the final day of the Red and Blue Classic on Sunday.
Bruning (7-2) allowed just two hits over 7.0 scoreless innings for her sixth complete game of the season. She retired 9-of-11 batters at one point and issued just two walk. Bruning posted a 3-0 record on weekend at the Red and Blue Classic with 26 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched.
Ole Miss (8-6) grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first after Cali Overbeck was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Belmont starting pitcher Becca Gift uncorked a wild pitch that allowed RT Cantillo to score from thrid.
Designated player Erinn Jayjohn added to the Rebel lead in the fourth with a two-run single down the right field line that plated Overbeck and Cantillo, who had both singled ealier in the frame.
The Rebels tacked on another run in the fifth on an RBI single from Cantillo, who finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate with two singles, two runs scored and an RBI. Jayjohn went 1-for-2 with a walk, a single and two RBI, while leadoff hitter Corrine Doornberg collected two singles and two runs scored.
Ole Miss will travel to Conway, Ark. on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup versus Central Arkansas at 5 p.m. The Rebels open SEC play at Arkansas on Wednesday with a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. before traveling to Palo Alto, Calif. for a three-day tournament at Stanford beginning on Friday.
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