TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ole Miss’ selection in jerseys prior to Sunday’s decisive third game with Alabama at Sewell-Thomas Stadium seemed to set the tone even if the No. 17 Rebels didn’t realize it at the time.
Wearing their lighter navy blue batting tops instead of the heavier gray uniforms on a hot day, the Rebels rallied from a 4-2 deficit to post an 8-4 win over the Crimson Tide to capture its first Southeastern Conference series on the year.
The cooler change in attire made a difference with the Rebels (17-7 overall, 3-3 SEC) late as they scored six of their eight runs in the final two innings to post the come-from-behind win. Sunday’s victory came a game after suffering a 3-2 loss to the Crimson Tide (9-15, 1-5) on a two-run home run from Brett Booth in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday. Ole Miss finished with 16 hits in the game, with seven coming in the final two innings. (March 26, 2012, Page 6)