Brown Ties Freshman RBI Mark In Loss To Mississippi State

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Allison Brown
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Allison Brown
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

April 13, 2012

Box Score

OXFORD, Miss. – Shortstop Allison Brown tied former All-American Lauren Grill’s Ole Miss freshman record with her 31st RBI of the season, but the Rebels dropped Friday night's series opener 5-3 to Mississippi State at the Ole Miss Softball Complex.

With the game tie at one in the bottom of the first, the Rebels (16-22, 3-12 SEC) took a 2-1 lead after left fielder Brittany Broome was hit by a pitch and advanced to third on RT Cantillo’s single to right. With one out, first baseman Londen Ladner walked to load the bases and then Brown singled to right to plate Broome and tie the game at one. Designated Erinn Jayjohn followed with a single to left that scored Cantillo and gave Ole Miss a 2-1 lead after one.

Brown finished the game 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI, a walk and a run scored, while Cantillo added a hit and scored a run.

MSU (23-19, 6-14 SEC) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first after center fielder Jessica Offutt reached on a booted ground ball by second baseman Corrine Doornberg and later scored on a two-out single to left by left fielder Jessica Cooley.

Bulldogs second baseman Heidi Sharpe tied the game at two in the third on a two-out, infield single that scored catcher Ka’ili Smith from second after she led off the frame with a double to center. MSU loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth after Ole Miss starter Kendall Bruning walked the first time batters then hit Brittany Bell. After right fielder Brittany Gates was picked off at second for the first out, pinch hitter Chrissie Rovtar grounded into a fielder’s choice and Brown gunned down Erinn Nesbit at home plate for the second out. Bruning then got Smith to roll a grounder to short, but Brittany Bell was called out on runner’s interference to end the threat.

With the game tied at two, two outs and nobody on in the top of the seventh, Smith singled up the middle and Bruning walked the next two batters to load the bases. Second baseman Heidi Sharpe then knocked a three-run double to right center to put MSU up 5-2.

Ole Miss threatened in the bottom of the seventh after catcher Marina Parra singled to right to start the frame and pinch hitter Lauren Lindsey drew a walk with one out to put runners on first and second. Bruning flew out to right for the second out, but pinch hitter Natalie Nimmo singled through the left side of the infield to plate Parra and cut the deficit to two.

Bruning (12-12) took the loss after giving up five runs, four earned, on six hits in seven innings. She struck out four and walked four in her 15th complete game of the season.

The Rebels and the Bulldogs will continue their three-game series tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Ole Miss Softball Complex. Saturday is also the third annual "Kids Take Over The Park Day" game to support the Le Bonhuer Children's Hospital in Memphis. Donations will be accepted during the game and children aged 5-12 will fill a variety of jobs at the ball park.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Building Depth and Staying Healthy

      Friday, August 1, 2014 - Football

      The immediate goals for fall practice, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said, are developing more depth, particularly at key positions, and staying healthy. "Staying healthy is a quandary in my mind because you need to be fast and physical... read more

    • Hugh Freeze Media Day Press Conference

      Friday, August 1, 2014 - Football

      Transcript of Hugh Freeze and Bo Wallace's Ole Miss Media Day press conferences... read more

    • Ross Bjork Media Day Press Conference

      Friday, August 1, 2014 - Football

      Athletics Director Ross Bjork announces the renaming of Coliseum Drive as Chucky Mullins Drive, in recognition of the spirit and life of Chucky Mullins. Bjork also announces "It's Time," a celebration of Chucky Mullins around the Sept. 26-27 weekend... read more

    • ESPN's Top 100 Players, Top 25 SEC Players

      Friday, August 1, 2014 - Football

      ESPN.com unveiled their rankings of the top 100 players in college football for the 2014 season. The players are also rated on a scale of 0-10 based on their expected contributions. The SEC leads all conferences with 30 players, and... read more

    • Previewing Ole Miss Football Media Day

      Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss football players will report to campus on Friday for the start of 2014 fall camp.  Friday will also feature Media Day activities beginning with head coach Hugh Freeze's press conference at 2 p.m, which will be streamed live... read more

    • Bjork, Kennedy, Insell at Arena Groundbreaking

      Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Athletics Foundation

        ... read more

    • New Hitting Coach Mike Clement Q-And-A

      Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Baseball

      On the transition as new hitting coach: The transition has been really good. The coaching staff has made it a lot easier on me than what it could be. It's definitely been a whirlwind. On what he knew about Ole... read more

    • Hugh Freeze's Day At ESPN Car Wash

      Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Football

      Here are more of Coach Freeze's interviews in Bristol. Scroll down to the earlier post to hear him on Ivan Maisel's podcast. Watch: Freeze on CFB Live Watch: Freeze on the Paul Finebaum Show Listen: Freeze on the Freddie Coleman... read more

    • Freeze Visits ESPN Headquarters Monday

      Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Football

      All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches will travel to ESPN's annual mid-summer football coaches "car wash" - in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day - at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday and Tuesday. Ole... read more

    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss At SEC Media Days

      Friday, July 18, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss took its turn at the annual SEC Media Days on Thursday. Joining head coach Hugh Freeze was senior quarterback Bo Wallace, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior safety Cody Prewitt. Here are a few related SEC Media... read more

    • Rebels Raise Expectations Entering Year Three

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said on day one that his expectations were to make the program relevant in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. With a full allotment of 85 scholarship players and more depth of both sides of... read more

    • Healthy, Confident Wallace Eyes Atlanta

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Once overshadowed, Wallace now finds himself more firmly in the spotlight after the departure of seven of the league's eight top passers. The dean of SEC quarterbacks, Wallace is the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing... read more

    • Freeze Meets With Local Media At Media Days

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Before taking his turn at the podium in the main room at SEC Media Days on Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze met with members of the Ole Miss local media and addressed a wide variety of topics. Here are some... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 3 Of SEC Media Days

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Three of SEC Media Days, which featured Steve Shaw (SEC), Justin Connolly (ESPN),... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 2 Of SEC Media Days

      Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Two of SEC Media Days, which featured South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M... read more