Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another Dissapointing Outing

It was another dissapointing loss for the Rebels as they lost in the bottom of the tenth in a walk off homer by USM. Personally, I am tired of watching this team and glad to be leaving the radio and computer for a while as I am worn out and extremely disspointed with these guys.

This team no doubt has the talent, has the experience, and has just about everything they need to be a top ten team in the country, but as of now they do not belong in the top 25. They continue to drop easy outs and can not hit. Phillip Irwin had a great night on the mound, but we could not close with Bittle and Cryer, could Bittle be back into last year's form? I hope not.

The Rebels loss of yet another mid week non conference games continues to kill the confidence of the team and the fan base. I am down and out on this team and will check back with them later. Call me fair weather if you want to, you can't be an Ole Miss fan and be happy with this team now.

PEARL, Miss. – The Rebels led for eight and a half innings on Tuesday, but the Southern Miss (15-7) mounted a rally in the ninth before claiming a 3-2 win over No. 15 Ole Miss (15-9) in 10 innings with a walk-off home run.

The Rebels led for eight and a half innings before the Golden Eagles would push two runs across in the ninth to tie the game and force extra innings. After a strikeout of the leadoff hitter in the 10th, Cory Stevens hit a walk-off homer run to straight away center to claim the win for Southern Miss.

The two teams have split the season series the last four seasons with the home team winning each game.

Cody Overbeck and Logan Power led the Rebels at the plate with two hits each. Overbeck was 2-for-5 with a run scored and carried his hit streak to 24 games, while Power was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Justin Cryer (1-3) suffered the loss as he entered in the 10th inning to relieve Scott Bittle. Cryer struck out one before giving up the game winning hit. Phillip Irwin was masterful for a career-long 6.0 innings, allowing seven hits, but holding the Golden Eagles off the board as he walked one batter and struck out a career-high eight.

Tyler Conn (1-0) picked up the win in relief as he entered the game with two on and two out in the top of the 10th and struck out Matt Smith to end the Rebel scoring threat.

“Phillip gave us the effort we needed for six straight innings” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “He wasn’t in many jams, but when he did get in one he made the pitches to get out of it. We played well defensively, but the way Phillip pitched made it easy.”