After MSU starter Lucas Laster retired the first eight batters he faced, the Rebels eventually broke through with three runs in the fourth inning.
With two outs, Colby Bortles doubled and Sikes Orvis walked. Robinson followed with a two-run double to left field. After Austin Knight reached as a hit batsman, Nic Perkins followed with an RBI-single.
Laster was later lifted with one out in the sixth inning. He allowed four hits and three runs (all earned), with two walks and a strikeout. Zac Houston (0-2) was touched for the game-winning run in the eighth inning, while allowing two total hits in 2.2 innings of relief.
In the MSU sixth inning, Seth Heck reached on an error. Ryan Gridley followed with a double. After a strikeout, Gavin Collins drove in two runs with a double. Wes Rea followed with a game-tying RBI-single.
“Our kids are having competitive at-bats,” Cohen said. “Credit to Zac Houston there at the end for really filling the strike zone. These are tight ballgames and the margin for error is small. For whatever reason, we just aren’t winning more of these.”
MSU finished with seven hits, including multi-hit nights by Rea and Brent Rooker.
Ole Miss finished with six hits, including multi-hit nights by Perkins and Robinson.
Christian Trent (7-5) pitched the first eight inning, allowing seven hits and three runs (two earned), with six strikeouts and no walks. Wyatt Short worked around a two-out walk in the ninth inning for his eighth save.
The series resumes with a 6 p.m. start Friday on the SEC Network.