Rebels Lose Heartbreaker at South Carolina

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Senior first baseman Londen Ladner went 2-4 with four RBIs Sunday at South Carolina.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Senior first baseman Londen Ladner went 2-4 with four RBIs Sunday at South Carolina.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

March 30, 2014

Ole Miss at South Carolina (Game 3) - Box Score Get Acrobat Reader | Final Stats

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Ole Miss softball team got off to a strong start and took a one-run lead into the final inning in Columbia, S.C., but fell 7-6 to South Carolina on a windy and sunny Sunday afternoon at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.

Senior first baseman Londen Ladner led Ole Miss (19-18, 3-9 Southeastern Conference) at the plate, going 2-4 with four RBIs, one run scored and one home run. It was the fourth game this season in which Ladner has driven in four or more runs in a game.

With runners on first and second, Ladner hit an RBI single up the middle to bring home senior outfielder RT Cantillo. Redshirt freshman second baseman Alyssa Invergo then hit a single to right field, but sophomore shortstop Haley Culley was thrown out at the plate on a well-executed relay by the Gamecocks.

South Carolina (22-12, 5-7 SEC) threatened in the second with two runners in scoring position, but senior pitcher Carly Hummel ended the threat with her second strikeout of the inning, preserving the Rebels’ 1-0 lead.

Ladner added to her strong day at the plate with a three-run home run in the third inning, scoring Culley and junior third baseman Allison Brown, who led off the inning with back-to-back singles. It was Ladner’s team-high sixth home run of the season.

The Gamecocks got one run back in the bottom of the fourth with a leadoff home run by Kaylea Snaer to left-center.

The Rebels loaded the bases in the top of the fifth on three walks, and then brought in two runs on a ground ball by Cantillo that resulted in two Gamecock errors, giving Ole Miss a 6-1 lead.

South Carolina began its rally in the bottom of the fifth with four runs on four hits to pull within one at 6-5. The Gamecocks then won the game in the seventh by scoring two runs on one hit.

The Rebels will now have a week off from game action before taking the diamond again April 7 for a doubleheader on the road at Southeastern Louisiana at 3 and 5 p.m. CT.

For all Ole Miss softball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissSoftball and on Facebook at Ole Miss Softball.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Aug. 31

      Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Athletics

      This is a new concept we've created for the Ole Miss Sports Blog that we're calling Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations... read more

    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss-Boise State

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      The No. 18 Ole Miss football team won the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game defeating Boise State 35-13. The Rebels move into Southeastern Conference next week with a road test at Vanderbilt from Nashville's LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. The... read more

    • 'The New Normal' on Defense

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      ATLANTA -- Boise State had been the highest scoring team in the nation, averaging 40.2 points per game dating back to the 2000 season.  Highlighted by four interceptions, eight tackles for loss and big hits by several different players, the... read more

    • Second-Half Surge for Rebel Offense

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      ATLANTA -- After an up-and-down first half, which included a touchdown and three interceptions, senior quarterback Bo Wallace and the Ole Miss offense found their stride in the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter. Leading 7-6 early in the... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Boise State Motivational

      Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs Boise State Official Team Motivational '14 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Boise State

      Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as Ole Miss opens its 2014 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State from Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Contrast in Experience Boise State has one of the youngest teams in the country with 67 freshmen... read more

    • Volleyball Opens Steven McRoberts Era

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Volleyball

      Here are three pieces to keep in mind as we look ahead to the Ole Miss volleyball team's season-opening weekend in Buffalo, New York, starting with Canisius on Friday morning, the first of four matches over three days at the... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 1 (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Dome, Sweet Dome for Atlanta Area Rebels

      Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Football

      For high school football players in Georgia, all roads lead to the Georgia Dome and the state championships.  For a handful of Rebels, those roads lead home, as Ole Miss opens the 2014 season against Boise State in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • VIDEO: Forward Together Construction Update

      Monday, August 25, 2014 - Athletics

      read more

    • Relentless is the Word on Defense

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Football

      ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy asked each of the 65 coaches from the Power Five conferences to describe their team in one word.  Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's word? Relentless. The same can be said of the Ole Miss defense.  And... read more

    • McCormick, Defense Shine in Win

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Soccer

      After playing 110 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Georgia on Friday night, Ole Miss responded with a gutsy 1-0 win over Iowa State on Sunday afternoon. The defense, led by senior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick was the story of the... read more

    • Rebels Battle to Draw on Historic Night

      Friday, August 22, 2014 -

      Big time crowd for @SECNetwork live sports event debut. Record attendance of 1,823 for @OleMissSoccer Let's finish strong.-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August 23, 2014 Ole Miss kicked off the 2014 season in thrilling fashion, rallying to a 1-1 draw with... read more

    • Kiffin Pleased with Defensive Line Progress

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Football

      Like defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, defensive line coach Chris Kiffin has been pleased with his players throughout fall camp, particularly the depth bolstered by the return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and the addition of sophomore Fadol Brown and... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Volleyball Day One

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Volleyball

      THE SEASON: Volleyball - Day One from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more