ATHENS, Ga. — On the heels of being named Baseball America‘s Midseason Player of the Year, Ole Miss ace Drew Pomeranz didn’t disappoint.
The junior left-hander pitched yet another masterful game, leading Ole Miss to a 4-1 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs at Foley Field tonight.
In eight-plus innings of work, Pomeranz (6-0) allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out 15.
Redshirt freshman Brett Huber picked up the save for Ole Miss, pitching a scoreless ninth.
The first hit allowed Pomeranz proved to be a costly one. Two batters after Levi Hyams reached base on a fielders choice he scored courtesy of a triple to right-center by shortstop Kyle Farmer, putting the Bulldogs up 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth.
Ole Miss retaliated in the top of the seventh courtesy of a sac-fly by Miles Hamblin that scored Matt Smith from third base to tie the game 1-1.
In the next inning, shortstop Kevin Mort gave the Rebels a 2-1 lead, swatting a home run over the left field wall.
With a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth, the Rebels’ Alex Yarbrough added an insurance run, scoring Zach Miller from second base on a single through the left side.
Two at-bats later, Yarbrough scored from second on a single by Mort, extending Ole Miss’ lead to 4-1.
Georgia starter Justin Grimm (2-4) was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs in 8.0 innings.
Ole Miss and Georgia will return to action on Saturday, facing off at 3 p.m. CT. (April 9, 2010)