Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hanging by a Thread

The Ole Miss baseball team is hanging by a thread with their chances to make the SEC Baseball Tournament next week after a miserable loss tonight to Kentucky. The Rebels never led and aside from one inning were never really a threat. They got base runners on and leadoff batters on base, but as usual seemed to get nothing out of it. It was a bad game for the Rebels and Lance Lynn went out of the game with a hurt leg midway through the game.

Thanks to the Dog$ and the Vols the Rebels are tied for seventh in the overall SEC and still need to win in order to get to Hoover. It isnt looking to good for the Rebels to make the tournament, however they may back their way in with the help of some other teams that have nothing to play for.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Rebels found themselves in a hole early and could never climb out as Ole Miss (33-21, 14-14 SEC) fell to No. 20 Kentucky (40-14, 15-13 SEC) by a score of 12-4 on Thursday in the opening game of the final series of the regular season.
Lance Lynn (6-3) suffered the loss as he allowed eight runs on eight hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work. Lynn left the game due to injury in the fourth inning as Bukvich came in to work in relief.Chris Rusin (6-2) picked up the win for the Wildcats as he allowed three runs, only two earned, on nine hits with one strikeout and one walk.Cody Overbeck led the Rebels at the plate with a 3-for-5 performance, while Jordan Henry and Fuller Smith were both 2-for-5 with an RBI.“You have to credit Kentucky, they really battled at the plate” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “Lance was good early but then he got frustrated and then he got tired. It was a tough night for our pitchers, but I thought Brett Bukvich really did a good job and gave us a chance there before they figured him out. We gave up too many runs early and Kentucky was able to put innings together. We missed out on the big hit tonight.”