This from Ole Miss media relations.
MOBILE, Ala. – The Rebels managed 11 hits and a rally to
force extra innings, but it wasn’t enough as South Alabama
(2-2) came up with a bases loaded single in the 10th to
defeat No. 6 Ole Miss (1-2) by a score of 3-2 on Sunday at
the Coca Cola Classic.
Scott Bittle (0-1) suffered the loss as he gave up the
game-winning hit in the 10th. Bittle struck out five and
walked three while allowing only the one run on three hits
in 2.1 innings. The hit from Sean Laird in the 10th proved
to be a big one as he took a 2-2 pitch with the bases loaded
and sent it back up the middle to record the game-winning
run. Starter Phillip Irwin worked 5.0 innings and allowed
two runs on eight hits with five strikeouts.
Greg Johnson (1-1) picked up the win in relief for the
Jaguars as he worked 2.0 innings and held the Rebels
scoreless and limited them to only one hit in his time on
the mound. Starter Lance Baxter worked 6.2 innings and
allowed nine hits, but only one run.
“It was a tough day offensively,” said Ole Miss head
coach Mike Bianco. “We couldn’t string the hits
together. We had some opportunities and just couldn’t get
the guy home. Runs were at a premium today, and when that is
the case you have got to do more. South Alabama played
tremendously defensively and deserved the win.”