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Ole Miss baseball drops series finale to No. 2 A&M

Ole Miss baseball drops series finale to No. 2 A&M

OXFORD, Miss. – (Release) Ole Miss won the weekend baseball series in Oxford, but No. 2 Texas A&M won Sunday’s series finale 6-0.

The Rebels (27-24, 11-16 SEC) weren’t able to get much going offensively against Aggie starter Shane Sdao. The left-hander went seven innings, allowing only three hits with six strikeouts and one walk.

The Aggies (42-10, 17-10 SEC) got on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning on a leadoff solo home run by Caden Sorrell over the wall in right field. But that was all they would score off Rebel starter Mason Nichols.

The right-hander had a solid outing, going five complete innings for Ole Miss, allowing one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

Right-hander JT Quinn entered to start the sixth inning for Nichols (4-1). After Texas A&M scored three runs in the inning, left-hander Wes Mendes came in with one out and got the final two outs of the sixth on back-to-back swinging strikeouts.

The Aggies added a run in the seventh and another in the ninth. Right-hander Mason Morris closed out the final inning and two-thirds in relief of Mendes.

Texas A&M outhit Ole Miss nine to three in the contest. After Sdao, 4-1 with the win, the Aggies sent Josh Stewart and Evan Aschenbeck to the mound for an inning each.

The Rebels won the first game of the series this weekend 4-3 on Friday night, followed by an impressive 10-2 victory on Saturday.

Ole Miss plays at Southern Miss Tuesday night before traveling to Baton Rouge, La., to face LSU beginning Thursday night.

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

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