Lynn readies for shot at redemption

HOOVER, Ala. - Lance Lynn doesn't have many outings to regret, but thanks to the Rebels' opening win, there is one that will offer the right-hander a shot at redemption.

Ole Miss takes on Tennessee tonight at 8 p.m. in a winner's bracket contest and will send the Indiana native to the mound in hopes of getting Friday off after it's over. Lynn took the loss in Knoxville a few weeks ago by allowing seven runs including six in a game-unraveling seventh inning.

"It's going to be good," Lynn said. "Will (Kline) came back and basically shut down State so hopefully I can do the same thing against Tennessee after having a rough outing in Knoxville a couple weeks ago. I felt like I gave that one away so I want to redeem myself."

The Volunteers, who knocked off top-seeded Vanderbilt, will send senior righty Craig Cobb to the hill against the Rebels. Cobb didn't start during the team's earlier meetings this season but did take the Friday night loss versus Ole Miss in 2006. The then-junior allowed seven runs and nine hits over six innings.

If the Rebels knock off Tennessee on Thursday, then they will not see the field again until 1 p.m. Saturday against the team left standing between Vanderbilt, MSU and the Vols. A loss Thursday and Ole Miss takes on the Vandy-State winner at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

"It is all about getting them back and try to put them in the loser's bracket," Lynn said.

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