Ole Miss defeated Murray State at Swayze Field tonight bringing the Rebels to 28-10 on the season.

Career nights for Chad Smith and Nick Fortes led No. 16 Ole Miss Rebels to a 8-3 victory over Murray State.

Box Score:

Post Game Quotes:

Mike Bianco: "Chad was terrific. We try to attach the strike zone early. When we got ahead, we try not to do too much." 

Chad Smith on his performance: "I had a good pregame in the bull pen. The main thing for me tonight was I was able to locate my fast ball on both sides of the plate. I've had a trouble with that recently. That was the difference for me. Throwing my slider in there as well. I feel like I get stronger as the game goes on. I was wanting to go a little more, but Coach Bianco went to the bull pen."

Notes:

  • Junior Chad Smith and Freshman Connor Green both set a new career record with strikeouts.
  • Nick Fortes had his first career multi-hit night. 
  • Third time this season Ole Miss has put together four consecutive scoring innings in a game. 

Next up:

Ole Miss returns to action on Friday to start a three game series against Auburn here at Swayze Field. First pitch for game one is set for 6:30 p.m. CT, game two at 2 p.m. CT and game three at 1 p.m. CT.  All games will be streamed online on the SEC Network+ and Watch ESPN.


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