Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rebs Get By Jags

(SID) MOBILE, Ala. – The Rebels used a six run sixth inning, capped by a three-run home run from Cody Overbeck, as No. 13 Ole Miss (16-7) took down South Alabama (14-9) by a score of 8-6 on Tuesday.

Ole Miss rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the sixth and added a single run in the ninth on an infield single from Fuller Smith to score Logan Power for the final margin of victory.

Overbeck led the Rebels at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance and four RBI on the afternoon. Justin Henry went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI as the Rebels came from behind and held on behind closer Scott Bittle to secure the win.

Nathan Baker (3-1) picked up the win for the Rebels as he worked 6.0 innings with two runs on three hits a walk and three strikeouts. Bittle entered with two outs in the eighth and worked 1.1 innings with one hit, a walk and three strikeouts to secure the win. It was the seventh save of the season for Bittle.

“It was a hard-fought game,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “We blew some opportunities to score early, but we were able to answer with several good at bats in the sixth inning, including Cody Overbeck’s home run. I am especially proud of Scott Bittle for coming back from the weekend and pitching the way he did to secure the game for us.”