MARTIN, Tenn. – The Ole Miss softball team rallied out of a 2-0 deficit in the sixth inning Tuesday night to tie the game at UT Martin, but lost 3-2 in the seventh inning on a walk-off steal of home plate.
Ole Miss (19-15) outhit the Skyhawks 6-5 in the game. Junior pitcher Lauren Lindsey, starting her second game of the season, pitched a career-high 6.2 innings, allowing just one earned run and striking out three. Freshman left fielder Miranda Strother led Ole Miss at the plate by going 2-3 with one run scored.
UT Martin (14-15-1) opened the game with two runs in the first inning on back-to-back RBI doubles from pitcher Kenzi Tate and third baseman Stephanie Nidiffer to take a 2-0 lead.
Lindsey and the Rebels put the Skyhawks down in order the next two innings, but faced another threat in the fourth. With a runner on third base and just one out away, UT Martin hit a grounder to junior third baseman Allison Brown. Brown quickly threw home and senior catcher Marina Parra applied the tag beautifully to end the threat.
Ole Miss mounted its rally in the sixth, plating two runs on three hits. With the bases loaded and two outs away, junior right fielder Jamie Morgan showed great patience at the plate and earned the RBI walk, scoring redshirt-freshman second baseman Alyssa Invergo. Senior center fielder RT Cantillo then singled up the middle to score Strother and tie the game.
Then in the bottom of the seventh with two outs on the board, UT Martin second baseman Taylor Manning stole home to win the game. It was the sixth straight game between Ole Miss and UT Martin that has been decided by one run. Ole Miss won the two team’s first meeting this season 3-2 at the Ole Miss Softball Complex.
Ole Miss will play again Friday when it takes on South Carolina in a Southeastern Conference road series in Columbia, S.C. Friday’s game will begin at 5 p.m. CT, Saturday’s game is at 1 p.m. CT and first pitch for the series finale Sunday is scheduled for 12 p.m. CT.
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 17-23, 2014Men's Basketball- Ole Miss posted a 2-0 mark last week with wins over Southern University and Northern Arizona as part of the Emerald Coast Classic, improving to 3-1 on the season.- Ole Miss... read more
Senior cornerback Senquez Golson, one of five finalists for the Bronco Nagurski Award, which honors the national defensive player of the year, will represent Ole Miss as one of 10 finalists for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which honors the... read more
It's that busy time of the year with the Ole Miss football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball teams all in action. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was in Ole Miss sports:- A slow start (17-0... read more
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever reason, that... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more
It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more
The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more
No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited. But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more
Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more
Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more
With injuries mounting on both sides of the ball, Saturday's game against Presbyterian presents an opportunity for young players and backups to gain experience and make an impression on the coaching staff. Among those injured players, head coach Hugh Freeze... read more