OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss softball team battled back in its series finale vs. No. 9 Alabama on Sunday at the Ole Miss Softball Complex, but four Crimson Tide home runs were too much to overcome and the Rebels fell 9-2.
“We played a really tough Alabama squad, and in game one we were tight, day two we were OK, and when you’re playing a great team you can’t let them have big innings and that’s kind of what they did (today),” Ole Miss head coach Windy Thees said. “Yesterday they had nine singles, today they popped a few over the fence on some pretty darn good pitches. We tried to battle back and I’m really proud of my kids for battling the way they did.”
Redshirt-freshman second baseman Alyssa Invergo, who went 3-4 on the day, hit her second home run of the season, and junior third baseman Allison Brown hit a beautiful RBI double down the right field line to produce the two Ole Miss runs.
After Alabama (24-4, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) scored three runs in the top of the third to take a 4-0 lead in the game, Brown got one run back for the Rebels with her RBI double that scored Invergo from second.
Invergo’s home run came in the bottom of the fifth to again cut the Rebels’ deficit to three runs at 5-2, but Alabama responded with three runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh to produce the final score of 9-2.
Ole Miss (16-13, 1-5 SEC) plays again Wednesday at home against Louisiana Tech with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. CT. It will be Dollar Wednesday at the Ole Miss Softball Complex with hot dogs and popcorn each $1 at the concession stand.
For all Ole Miss softball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com. Fans can also follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissSoftball and on Facebook at Ole Miss Softball.
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