Saturday, April 14, 2007

Tigers Dominate Rebels

Although I was not able to listen to the game, I have gotten several accounts from those that did listen to the game. It was evidently another dissapointment for the Reb fans,the third this week alone. Many Rebs were hoping for a series win this weekend, due to the fact the Tigers appeared to be down this year as opposed to previous years. Now that a series win is not going to happen, it is imperitive the Rebels avoid a sweep tomorrow, if they want to stay in contention. If the Rebels can play like they did last Sunday, it should not be a problem. However if they continue to leave runners on base and not get hits like the last three games, they will be facing a sweep.

(SID)BATON ROUGE, La. – For the third straight game the Rebels were unable to string hits together and put up a big inning as No. 13 Ole Miss (24-13, 7-7 SEC) fell to LSU (21-15-1, 6-7-1 SEC) by a score of 8-2 on Saturday.
LSU put up three runs in the first inning and never trailed in the game. With the win, the Tigers claimed the series over the Rebels. Ole Miss has not won a series against the Tigers in Baton Rouge since the 1982 season.
Lance Lynn (3-3) suffered the loss for the Rebels as he gave up five runs on seven hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work.
Ryan Byrd (5-1) picked up the win as he worked a complete game against the Rebels, allowing two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts. He did not walk a batter in the game.
Jordan Henry led the Rebels with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate, while Cody Overbeck hit a solo home run in the second in a 2-for-4 performance.
“We let it get away from us today,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “We don’t let that happen to us often. We didn’t get it done offensively. We didn’t get it done in the field or make the key pitch.”