MEMPHIS —For the first time since 2003, the Memphis Tigers have come out victorious against Ole Miss, defeating the Rebels 6-5 at AutoZone Park on Tuesday.
Ole Miss got off to a quick start, scoring three runs in the first two innings to take a 3-1 lead, but didn’t score again until it had a two-run eighth.
Memphis, meanwhile, was able to use a steady supply of runs over the course of the middle innings to eventually pulled ahead of Ole Miss in the bottom of the fifth when a Trey Wiedman sacrifice fly scored Tyler Huelsing from third.
The Tigers tacked on two more runs in the seventh inning to extend their lead to 6-3, and while Ole Miss scored two of its own in the eighth inning, Ryan Frasar got Taylor Hightower, Miles Hamblin and Taylor Hashman to strike out in order to end the game.
Marc Ashley picked up the win for Memphis, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning, while Ole Miss starter Matt Crouse was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs (two earned) in 4.1 innings. Fraser earned his first save of the season for the Tigers.
Ole Miss will return to action this weekend, traveling to No. 5 South Carolina for a three-game series beginning Friday. (April 13, 2010)