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Ole Miss defeats Gators 4-1 in Game 1

Ole Miss defeats Gators 4-1 in Game 1

The Rebels are back to their winning ways. Ole Miss (12-9, 2-2 SEC) defeated No. 1 Florida (19-4, 2-2 SEC) in Game 1 of the series Friday night at Swayze Field.

Christian Trent pitched 6.1 innings against the Gators, giving up just one run.

Christian Trent pitched 6.1 innings against the Gators, giving up just one run. (Photo credit: Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics)

Rebel pitching was exceptional, as Christian Trent and Scott Weathersby combined to hold the Gators to one run on three hits. Junior lefty Trent was on his game and pitched 6.1 strong innings. When he was done, he gave way to Weathersby. The senior right-hander came in, competed and filled the zone up with pitches. He held the Gators at bay for the final 2.2 innings.

The Friday night fireworks came early for the Rebels. In the first inning, freshman third baseman Will Golsan hit a one-out double down the right field line, followed by sophomore centerfielder J. B. Woodman’s two-run homerun. Those were all the runs the Rebels would need for the night.

However, Ole Miss wasn’t done scoring. In the sixth inning, the Rebels picked up two insurance runs as senior catcher Austin Knight delivered a one-out, two-run single plating Tate Blackman and Errol Robinson.

The Rebels were solid all the way around Friday night–throwing strikes, making all the defensive plays and picking up some key hits. Afterwards, Coach Mike Bianco was pleased with his team’s performance:

“This is the best we have played. We pitched really well and we defended great. We moved better tonight. We were aggressive in the field attacking the ball and trying to make plays. We looked more like ourselves tonight.”

Ole Miss is in the midst of a murderer’s row of sorts in the schedule, having faced Louisville #7 (split 1-1), LSU (1-2), and now Florida (lead 1-0) in the last 10 days.

Here are some of the Ole Miss stand-outs from Game 1 against the Gators.

Leading Hitters for the Rebels

Third baseman Will Golsan had his 3rd third straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 at the plate.

Centerfielder J.B. Woodman had a homerun and drove in two runs against Florida.

Senior catcher Austin Knight drove in two runs for Ole Miss in the 4-1 win over Florida.

Rebel Pitching shows some teeth against Gators

Christian Trent had an excellent outing for the Rebels against the Gators.

Scott Weathersby came in and pitched 2.2 scoreless innings to get the save for the Rebels.

Series continues Saturday at Swayze

The series with the Gators will continue at 1:30 p.m. Saturday as Brady Bramlett takes the hill for Ole Miss. Head on out to Swayze and support your Rebels. Let’s look for another victory against a top ranked opponent!!

(Featured image courtesy of Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics)

 

About The Author

Dan Anderson

Dan Anderson is a photographer and writer for The Rebel Walk. In addition to his work covering Ole Miss football and baseball for The Rebel Walk, Dan has written for a number of newspapers and has experience as a public address announcer, handling both play-by-play and color commentary. Dan has been involved with athletics as a player, coach or parent for 40 years, and brings this unique perspective to his coverage, whether through his lens or with his pen.

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