Alabama 6, Ole Miss 5, 10 innings

Not a good scene for the Ole Miss bullpen.

After a shaky first for Christian Trent, the left-hander settled down and went 6.1 innings, giving up just two runs, one unearned, both in the first.

Trent started the seventh with a strikeout, and Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco immediately went to Preston Tarkington, who quickly fanned the only two batters he faced to get the game to the eighth when Ole Miss ahead 4-2.

Then the bottom fell out for relievers Josh Laxer and Wyatt Short, who combined for six walks and a hit batsman the rest of the way. Four of the walks were by Short, one of them intentional.

Here’s Bianco:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvd7I_PnMTk[/youtube]

Alabama looked like it would run Trent out of Tuscaloosa early with three hits, two of them doubles. The error by Errol Robinson was a hard hit ball, but it was a play he should have made.

Trent really settled down and pitched well.

Robinson had another error in the Tide’s two-run eighth that led to another run.

Ole Miss trailed the first six innings before putting up three runs in the eighth. The big hit was a two-run single by Braxton Lee.

Sikes Orvis struggled against left-handed starter Justin Kamplain, striking out three times. But Orvis had an RBI hit off a lefty reliever, Taylor Guilbeau, to put Ole Miss back on top in the 10th.

Short gave up a walk and a hit batter to start the bottom of the 10th. After the runners were bunted ahead, Alabama tied the game on a sac fly. The walk-off single to left by Hunter Webb was the only hit allowed in 2.2 innings by Short.

The Rebels have now lost two of their first three SEC series. Game 3 is tomorrow at 1.

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 Kory Keys and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • JB

    For some reason or another Ole miss just cannot handle Alabama in any sports . Hope rebels are not returning to their past form in losing the important games. The SEC baseball standings close as now but rebels cannot afford to slip further down. Gator hot, Basketball team to final four, Baseball gators took double hitthe from LSU yesterday LSU one of my preseason picks to win sec along with S. carolina< Gator Freshmen gaining valuable playing experience and it beganinng to pay off for them.

  • karl hungus

    As I sit here in the National Airport of Belgium and Brussels, I see that the Sharkfin’s focus has turned away from baseball now that it appears they are worse than last season’s team. Classic Ole Miss, talk about championships, until you realize that you suck. Then move to the next sport and talk championships, until you realize you suck…wash, rinse and repeat
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    • Killer_Beeze

      The fungus returns. You know—we all know–that you are a bloviating embellishing jester.

      Worse than last year? Did a Black Hole just SUCK your brains out? Rebels are #13 in BaseballAmerica Poll idgit.

      http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/college-top-25-march-24/

      • karl Hungus

        Not after a sweeping by Alabama. Too bad the Sharkfins can’t play Mizzu every series. They may stay in the rankings one more week.

        • Killer_Beeze

          Come on man. You voted “^” for yourself. LOL
          The day is not over. It’s not like Ole Miss is playing the worse team in the SEC. In fact, Alabama is tied for #1 in the SEC in case you missed that little stat. We’ll see about the rankings when they come out.

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