STARKVILLE — For the second game in a row Rebel runs and Mississippi State fielding errors were not in short supply, as the Rebels capitalized on 15 hits and four errors to claim the 19-11 win at MSU’s Dudy Noble Field.
The game was halted after the seventh inning due to a severe thunderstorm warning in the area.
With the win, Ole Miss claims its first three-game sweep of MSU since 2005, and it’s first in Starkville since ’72.
The Rebels scored at least one run in all but one inning, and forced Mississippi State to use eight pitchers, to take the game.
Trailing 4-2 after the first inning, the Rebels scored four runs on a wild pitch, ground out and two-run homer from Matt Snyder, to pull ahead 6-4.
Ole Miss would never trail again.
After trading runs back and forth, the Bulldogs would tie the game in the bottom of the fourth at 8-8 on an RBI-single from Sam Frost, but a four-run fifth and six-run sixth put Ole Miss back ahead for good.
As Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said during post-game interviews, it was a tough day to be a pitcher.
All 18 starters (Rebels and Bulldogs combined) registered at least one hit.
Relief pitcher Eric Callender earned the win for Ole Miss, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk in 3.0 innings while also striking out one.
Ole Miss starter David Goforth was pulled in the third inning after surrendering seven runs on nine hits and three walks in 2.2 innings. He also did not record a strikeout.
It was Goforth’s shortest start of the season.
Ole Miss will return to the diamond next weekend, hosting Arkansas for a three-game series. (May 2, 2010)