Rebels’ three homers sink Mizzou, 7-1

Published 1:02 am Sunday, March 23, 2014

From staff reports


The Rebels got seven runs on the afternoon – six of them off home runs – as No. 14 Ole Miss (20-4, 3-2 SEC) powered past Missouri (11-11, 1-4 SEC) with a 7-1 victory on Saturday to clinch the weekend series.

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Sikes Orvis hit a pair of home runs in the win, including a two-run shot and a solo shot, while Will Allen added a three-run home run for six of the Rebels’ seven runs on the afternoon.

Christian Trent (3-0) picked up the win as he worked 6.0 innings and allowed one run on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Aaron Greenwood picked up his first save of the inning, working the final 3.0 innings with a walk and a strikeout after entering the game with two on and no outs in the seventh.

Peter Fairbanks (2-2) took the loss for Missouri, allowing four runs on three hits with a walk in 2.0 innings of work.

Texas-San Antonio 4, USM 1

UTSA picked up four runs to lead off the eighth inning to lead the visiting Roadrunnners to a 4-1 Conference USA win over Southern Miss at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

The Golden Eagles, which had a three-game winning streak snapped, took the early lead with a sacrifice fly in the fourth by Dylan Burdeaux. Southern Miss, though, had trouble getting hits with runners on base going 2-for-17 for the contest and leaving at least one runner on from the second through the eighth frame.