Ole Miss did its job on Tuesday night and got through its midweek game against Alcorn State with an 11-1 win in eight innings.
The game lasted only eight innings due to a 10-run rule being in effect after seven innings. Honestly, the Cup and probably all college baseball fans would be fine to see this in place at all times except the postseason.
It took a little while for the bats to heat up on Tuesday night, but the No. 4 Rebels (11-2) pushed across four runs in the sixth and eighth innings to secure the run-rule win. Josh Mallitz got his first career D1 start on the hill and earned the win. The Rebel pitching staff logged 14 strikeouts against the Braves (3-1).
National and SEC player of the week Tim Elko went 2-for-3 at the dish with three RBIs, and, honestly, you love to see it. Elko now has 17 RBI in his last six games, which means he is pretty darn good at baseball folks. Oh captain, my captain, pls stay hot.
The Rebels next game is against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in a three game series this weekend in Oxford. Tuesday’s biggest news came from Mike Bianco in saying that Doug Nikhazy would not play this Friday night due to a pectoral injury. It doesn’t sound too serious, but we wish Doug a speedy recovery because we will miss Doug Day. Friday’s first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on the SEC Network Plus streaming channel.
The Warhawks sit at 5-4 for the season with its most recent game being a 10-3 loss to in-state Louisiana Tech on Tuesday.