Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Rebs Down Indians

The Ole Miss baseball team took care of business Tuesday night against Arkansas State. The Rebels racked up 20 hits. This was a good win against a team they have lost too and struggled with over the past couple of years.

The Rebels open SEC play this weekend against Vanderbilt who is undefeated on the season thus far. The Rebels truly need to avoid a sweep this weekend.

(SID) JONESBORO, Ark. – The Rebels pounded out a season-high 21 hits to score a season-high 14 runs as No. 14 Ole Miss (14-5) defeated Arkansas State (8-9) by a score of 14-1 on Tuesday.

The Rebel offense took control of the game early, highlighted by an in-park home run from Jordan Henry in the second inning, before Ole Miss broke the game open with a six run fifth inning.

Jordan Henry led the Rebels with a 4-for-5 performance at the plate with three runs and two RBI. He also drew a walk on the night. Logan Power finished the day 3-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored. Six Rebels notched multiple hits on the night.

Nathan Baker (2-1) picked up the win for the Rebels as he turned in 5.0 innings of work with one run on three hits as he walked none and struck out three batters. Four other pitchers saw action on the mound for the Rebels as Jesse Simpson, Rory McKean, Phillip Irwin and Justin Cryer all turned in an inning of work each.