Streak Still Intact

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Rebels may have kept the lead overnight, but the Tide came back and added another chapter to Ole Miss' losing streak.

The Rebels were cruising with two outs in the sixth inning, when Alabama (15-11, 4-4) picked up a walk and slapped three straight singles to take back the lead and defeat Ole Miss 5-3 in the conclusion of the second game of the series. A walk, stolen base and single allowed the Tide to score the final run of the day in the seventh.

Ole Miss led 3-2 when the third rain delay Saturday postponed the action until Sunday. After the action continued, the Rebels' only hit over the final 6.1 innings was a Logan Power bloop single in the fourth frame.

The Rebels (15-11, (3-5) have lost five straight games and four consecutive in league play. It is the fifth straight home SEC series win for Alabama.

Drew Pomeranz (1-1) took the loss after returning to finish 5.2 innings and allow four runs on seven hits while striking out eight and walking one. The freshman, making his first SEC start, retired 13 straight to open play Sunday.

Alabama reliever Will Stroup sat down 15 consecutive batters after the Power single and took the win with 5.2 innings of shutout work.

"They were really aggressive, and I was able to get them to chase things out of the zone," Stroup said.

Josh Copeland took over with one out in the ninth and earned his third save by retiring Cody Overbeck and Matt Smith with two men on base. Fuller Smith and Power walked to open the inning.

Ole Miss left ten runners on base, six in scoring position.

Pomeranz exited with the score tied and a man on in the sixth inning. Scott Bittle relieved Pomeranz and allowed an inherited runner to score, surrendering a walk and a single before finishing the frame.

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