Ole Miss (15-6, 1-3) scored three runs in each of the first two innings to build a lead LSU would not be able to surmount. The Rebels bats were responsible for the first three, and Tiger errors led to a 6-1 lead for the home team.
The Rebels loaded the bases against LSU starter Bo Petit (L, 2-3) with one out on a single from Burney Hutchinson and walks to Shane Smith and Bryce Morrison. Chad Sterbens drove in two runs with a single, and Josh Christian came up with a two-out double for a 3-0 Ole Miss lead.
LSU produced with a single run in the top of the second inning after Matt Heath led off with a walk. With one out, Heath stole third and scored when catcher Charlie Waite's throw went into the outfield.
Waite redeemed himself with a single to lead of the bottom of the second, and Clint Farrar followed with a double. Pettit issued a walk to Hutchinson to load the bases again.
It looked like the Tigers would soften the blow when Smith hit a double-play grounder to Aaron Hill at short, but Hill couldn't control the ball and allowed everyone to remain safe and Ole Miss to take a 4-1 lead. Pettit retired the next two batters but Drew Rogers drove in two unearned runs on a single to right center.
Ole Miss got two more unearned runs in the fourth after Wally Pontiff mishandled a grounder to third, setting up Christian for his second two-run double of the game.
Pettit left the game after 4 1/3 innings having allowed a career-high eight walks an.LSU's only damage against Ole Miss starter J.R. Pickens (W, 4-1) came in the ninth inning when J.C. Holt tripled to left center. Pickens logged his first career complete game with eight strikeouts and one earned run.