Alabama 7, Ole Miss 6

Ole Miss’ Chris Ellis and Alabama’s Spencer Turnbull, two SEC starters with sub-1 ERAs, both got rocked, but Turnbull lasted longer.

While Ole Miss got solid pitching from the bullpen, Turnbull left the game leading, and the Rebels could not rally against freshman left-hander Thomas Burrows, who pitched 2.1 relief innings with only one hit, no walks and four strikeouts.

Here’s Mike Bianco:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR_SOhqhKNY[/youtube]

Austin Anderson was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, and Braxton Lee  was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.

The Rebels had 10 hits against Turnbull, a former Madison Central standout.

Here’s Anderson:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCszsyZXmVY[/youtube]

The Rebels fall to 21-6 overall, 4-3 in the SEC. Alabama improves to 17-8, 4-3.

Game 2 is tomorrow at 6. The forecast calls for showers early. The field was quickly covered after the game.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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