Danny Parker

Ole Miss' 12-game winning streak came to end against Tennessee on Friday night

It was a game filled with solid pitching from both sides, but in the end clutch hitting by Tennessee resulted in a 3-2 loss for Ole Miss.

Rebel ace Brady Bramlett kept Tennessee off the board long enough to allow the Ole Miss bats to come alive in the top of the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, Ole Miss second baseman Tate Blackman hit a sacrifice fly to right field getting junior J.B. Woodman home for a 1-0 Ole Miss lead.

Bramlett continued his solid night, which saw him go 5.2 innings, striking out nine batters and only giving up two runs. Both Tennessee runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning. With two Vols already on base, Tennessee infielder Leno Ramirez singled to right field, but a costly error by right fielder Cam Dishon advanced Vincent Jackson and Jordan Rodgers home, giving the Vols a 2-1 lead.

Ole Miss answered in the top of the eight inning, as Woodman crushed a ball over the right field wall for his fourth home run of the year, tying the game at 2-2. After failing to score in the top of the ninth inning, Ole Miss looked to push the game into extra innings, but the Vols had other plans.

Tennessee infielder Max Bartlett hit a two out double to left field, which was followed up by an RBI single to center field by Derek Lance, giving the Vols a 3-2 walk-off win over the Rebels.

Box Score

Notes

  • Sophomore Will Stokes threw 1.2 innings of relief. Stokes faced six batters, allowed no runs and struck out two.
  • Ole Miss pitching tied a season high with 14 strikeouts.
  • A would be single by Henri Lartigue in the top of the 8th inning resulted in an out, after it struck Colby Bortles who was on his way to second base. The out ended an inning that included a J.B. Woodman leadoff home run.

Next Up

Ole Miss returns to action on Saturday for game two against Tennessee. The game will be streamed online on the SEC Network+ or Watch ESPN. First pitch is set for 3 PM CT.


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