Sunday, February 18, 2007

Rebels Suffer First Loss, But Win Series

The Ole Miss baseball team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday as they were defeated by Evansville 2-1. However the Rebels were able to win the series with wins on Friday and Sunday, here is the SID recap of Sunday action.

OXFORD, Miss. – The Rebels found the bats and got the offense rolling on Sunday as No. 13 Ole Miss (4-1) pounded out 14 hits on the way to a 4-1 win over No. 21 Evansville (3-3) at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. The win clinched the series for the Rebels in the match-up of top-25 teams.

Brett Basham notched two RBI on the afternoon on a 1-for-4 performance, driving in the tying run and go-ahead run for the Rebels. Justin Henry went 4-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and Logan Power went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI to help lead the Rebels to the win.

Brett Bukvich (1-0) picked up the win for the Rebels as he worked 6.0 innings, allowing one run on four hits as he walked two and struck out three. Scott Bittle then picked up his first save of the season as he worked the final 3.0 innings, holding the Purple Aces scoreless and allowing only one hit as he walked one and struck out four.