Snyder’s big bomb lifts Rebels to win

Published 11:00 pm Saturday, May 12, 2012

Matt Snyder hit a walkoff, three-run home run to propel Ole Miss to a 7-4 win over Tennessee in 11 innings at Swayze Field on Saturday.

The win gives the Rebels (33-13, 13-13 SEC) a crucial series win and they’ll be looking for the sweep today in the series finale at 1:30 p.m.

Down 3-0 for most of the game, Ole Miss got back into the contest with a two-run seventh punctuated by a Will Jamison RBI single and a RBI groundout by Tanner Mathis.

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After Tennessee’s Ethan Bennett homered in the top of the ninth, the Rebels tied the contest on a pinch-hit, two-run home run by Sikes Orvis.

Brett Huber earned the win in two solid innings of shutout relief.

Miss. State 2, Florida 0

Kendall Graveman pitched a three-hit gem to shut out Florida in the second game of a SEC series in Gainesville.

Graveman went 72⁄3 innings and struck out three. Jonathan Holder earned his fourth save with 11⁄3 innings of work, striking out two of the four batters he faced.

“We had so many opportunities, but we did take advantage of a few,” MSU coach John Cohen said. “Kendall is such a warrior. He carried the whole team on his shoulders tonight. We defended it well. We pitched it well. If you do those things, you are going to win a lot of games in this league.”

Hunter Renfroe and Phillip Casey had RBI singles for Mississippi State (30-19, 12-13). The Bulldogs will wrap up their three-game set at Florida today at 11:30 a.m.

“You can’t win a series until you win the first game,” Cohen said. “I am so proud of the effort that we showed tonight. If you keep battling and you keep playing hard, good things are going to happen to you.”

Southern Miss-ECU

suspended due to rain

The Southern Miss baseball game with East Carolina at Pete Taylor Park was suspended due to rain with the score tied at 2-2.

The game will be picked up at 9 a.m., this morning, with the regularly scheduled game slated for 11 a.m.