ATHENS, Ga. —For the sixth week in a row the No. 17 Ole Miss Rebels have been unable to claim a Sunday victory, falling at Georgia 6-3.
Ole Miss (23-10 overall, 7-5 SEC) tallied its first run in the first inning when Kevin Mort scored from third base on Zach Miller single to take a 1-0 lead.
Georgia (11-21, 3-9) then scored four runs in the second and third innings to take a 4-1 lead.
In the seventh inning, Ole Miss senior outfielder David Phillips hit his fifth home run of the season — and first since Feb. 28 — over the left field wall off of Georgia starter Michael Palazzone to bring the score to 4-2 in favor of the Bulldogs.
Ole Miss tacked on one more run in the eighth courtesy of an RBI-single by Alex Yarbrough that scored Miller, making the score 4-3.
The Bulldogs responded in the bottom of the frame in a big way, when third baseman Colby May hit a two-run homer over the threes in left field to push UGA’s lead back out to 6-3.
Ole Miss was unable to mount an offensive of its own in the ninth inning, falling to the Bulldogs.
Ole Miss starter David Goforth was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs in 5.1 innings, while Palazzone picked up his fourth win for Georgia.
Ole Miss will return to the diamond on Tuesday, playing Memphis at AutoZone Park in Memphis at 6:30 p.m. (April 11, 2010)