Sunday, April 29, 2007

A Long One

It was a long weekend and a long game today. I will post more of the weekend later, but due to the length of the game, I was late getting home and will just copy the SID report from today for everyone's discussion tomorrow.

(SID)OXFORD, Miss. – It took almost five hours, but after 17 innings of baseball it fell the way of the Bulldogs as No. 17 Ole Miss (30-16, 12-9 SEC) fell to No. 18 Mississippi State (28-12, 10-9 SEC) by a score of 4-1.

Mississippi State pushed three runs across in the 17th inning to snap a 1-1 tie and avoid the sweep in the weekend series as Ole Miss was unable to answer in the bottom half of the inning.

The 17 inning game tied for the longest in Ole Miss history and was the longest in the series between the two teams. Ole Miss also played a 17 inning game against Arizona on March 3, 2001, a 5-4 win for the Rebels in head coach Mike Bianco’s first season with the Rebels.

Scott Bittle (2-5) suffered the loss after entering the game in the 17th inning as he gave up three runs on five hits with a strikeout. Starter Nathan Baker worked 7.0 innings as he allowed only one run on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Cody Satterwhite, who entered in relief in the seventh, worked 9.0 scoreless innings of relief as he allowed only three hits with two walks and four strikeouts before Bittle replaced him to open the final inning.