One Down

Chris Ellis finished the regular season 9-0 as Ole Miss got past Texas A&M in game one at College Station, Texas, 8-4 Thursday night.

The Rebels remained alone in first place in the Southeastern Conference Western Division, now with an 18-10 record. Overall Ole Miss is 39-15.

The SEC race didn't change as overall No. 1 Florida remained there with a win at Tennessee. The Gators are 20-8 in league play.

Mississippi State won at Alabama and is just a game behind the Rebels in second place in the SEC West at 17-11.

In the East behind Florida, South Carolina (17-11) won at Vanderbilt (16-12).

Ole Miss fell behind 2-0 to the Aggies in the bottom of the fourth inning. But a six-run top of the fifth gave Ole Miss more than enough runs the rest of the way.


Preston Overbey
Bruce Newman

In that fifth-inning explosion, Preston Overbey got things started with a walk, followed by a single from Errol Robinson.

Braxton Lee reached on a fielder's choice to score Overbey, and Auston Bousfield was hit by a pitch.

Austin Anderson reached on an error which scored Lee. Will Allen flew out to score Bousfield.

After Sikes Orvis singled, J.B. Woodman got a base hit to score Anderson.

Will Jamison singled to load the bases, and Overbey singled to score Orvis and Woodman.

After Ellis, who went 6.2 innings allowing three runs on eight hits with a walk and two strikeouts, departed the contest, Jeremy Massie made a short appearance but struggled and was pulled quickly. Aaron Greenwood went the rest of the way, pitching 2.1 innings and allowing no damage. It was his third save of the season.

Friday's game between the Rebels and the Aggies at Blue Bell Park begins at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.


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