College baseball roundup: Tulane beats Ole Miss with walk-off homer; Bulldogs rout Southern Miss

Published 6:40 pm Saturday, February 23, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Pinch-hitter David Bedgood hit a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday to give Tulane a wild 13-12 baseball victory over Ole Miss.

Bedgood’s homer was the eighth of the game — each team hit four — and capped a wild slugfest.

Thomas Dillard hit a three-run home run in the top of the ninth into the parking lot at Turchin Stadium to put Ole Miss ahead 12-11.

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Dillard finished 3-for-5 with two homers and eight RBIs, the most by a Rebel since Sikes Orvis drove in eight on May 12, 2015, against Arkansas State.

Tim Elko and Tyler Keenan also homered for the Rebels (3-2). Ole Miss has hit at least two home runs in every game this season for a total of 12 in five games.

Kobi Owen went 2-for-3 with two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored for Tulane (6-1). Grant Mathews was 3-for-5 with a homer, double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

The teams have split the first two games of the three-game series. The finale is Sunday at 1 p.m.

Mississippi State 8, Southern Miss 1
After two games of middling offense, Mississippi State enjoyed a big breakout on Saturday.

Dustin Skelton hit two home runs, Justin Foscue added a solo shot, and Bulldogs (5-1) blew out Southern Miss (4-1) to even their three-game weekend series at Dudy Noble Field at a game apiece.

Mississippi State had only scored in one of its previous 18 innings heading into Saturday, and was shut out in Friday’s series opener. They broke that up when Foscue led off the second inning with a home run to left field, and then added three more in the inning to take a 4-0 lead.

Skelton hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and a solo shot in the seventh to extend it to 7-0.

J.T. Ginn pitched seven innings of shutout ball for the Bulldogs. He struck out nine, allowed two hits and walked one.

Southern Miss’ only run came in the top of the eighth, when Gabe Montenegro tripled and scored on a single by Will McGillis.

Southern Miss used eight pitchers. Starter Stevie Powers (1-1) failed to make it out of the second inning after giving up four runs on six hits and a walk.