Ole Miss took care of enterprise Wednesday night in a mid-week contest that hardly had an upside however may have included a fantastic drawback. The 9th-ranked Rebels blanked Southern Miss three-0 to enhance to 34-12 on the season. Southern Miss, which had its 11-sport win streak halted, dropped to 28-17.
Wednesday evening’s sport was essential concerning RPI rankings for Ole Miss. The Rebels entered the competition with the nation’s No. 15 RPI, as they proceed to make their part of being an NCAA regional host. Southern Miss came with the nation’s No. 96 RPI.
“Our gamers did an excellent job of dealing with enterprise,” mentioned Ole Miss head coach Mike Smith. “It is a type of entice-kind video games the place you’ve got acquired an excellent staff coming in. We game two of three on the weekend, and we drop within the RPI. It is all about your opponents and the place you play them and your opponents’ rivals. It is a mathematical factor. It is merely us taking good care of ourselves. If we win ball video games, I will let the right stuff maintain itself. If the committee decides that our physique of labor decides a prime 16 seed, then so be it.”
Ole Miss scored all runs within the backside of the second. The first two terms crossed the plate on a triple into the correct area nook off the bat of Tate Whitley, scoring Amanda Roth and Autumn Gillespie. Mikayla Allee’s single by way of the center of the Golden Eagle infield plated Whitley for the third run of the inning.
In the meantime, the Rebels used a mixture of lefty Molly Jacobsen and proper-hander Ava Tillmann within the circle. Jacobsen, in a beautiful mid-week look, received the beginning, permitting only one hit in three innings of labor, strolling one and hanging out four. Tillmann (eighty-two) labored the final four innings of reduction to earn the choice. She scattered four hits and struck out two.
Jacobsen threw only three innings in final weekend’s collection at Mississippi State, and Smith indicated earlier this week he deliberates to get her the mid-week innings. Kaylee Horton swung the recent bat for Ole Miss on the evening, as she turned in a three-for-three effort on the plate. Jessica Puk, Autumn Gillespie, Whitely, and Allee completed with one hit apiece. The Rebels out-hit the Golden Eagles 7-4. Neither group dedicated an error.