Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Rebs Romp Indians

For the second time this season Ole Miss dominated Arkansas state with a 19-3 victory last night. The Indians, coached by former Rebel Keith Kessinger, have always played us tough. But evidently his team has dropped off a whole lot this year. Good to see the Rebel bats come out again and have alot of people on the mound.

(SID) OXFORD, Miss. – The Rebels set season-highs in hits and runs on Tuesday as No. 10 Ole Miss (22-9) powered past Arkansas State (11-19) by a score of 19-3.

The Rebels pounded out 21 hits in the win, powered by the bat of Kyle Mills as the junior went 2-for-4 at the plate with two home runs. Both home runs were two-RBI shots. The Rebels belted out four home runs as Logan Power and Alex Kliman both got in on the action with two-run shots of their own.

“We had great performances from several different players tonight,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “It’s difficult when you aren’t getting at-bats to come in and produce, but we challenged our guys that they have to come in and perform when they get the chance. We were able to extend the lead tonight and put together big innings that were helped by the home runs.”

Brett Bukvich (4-1) picked up the win as he allowed three runs on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts in his 4.0 innings on the mound. All three runs came on a home run from Tyler Doke in the second inning.