After their 3-2 come from behind win last night, the Cats fell behind early and lost to the Rebels, 11-5 in Oxford, Miss. tonight. Ole Miss had back-to-back RBI singles to take a 4-0 lead in the first inning. OF Kyle Barrett put the Cats back in the game on an RBI and pulled within 4-3 in the second inning. After scoring on a single, Stuart Turner had a two-run homer in the third to put the Rebels back on top, 6-3. From that point it was Ole Miss’ ballgame.
The Rebels then scored again on a three-run triple to make it 11-3, as outfielders Barrett and Austin Cousino nearly collided. A sac-fly from A.J Reed, followed by a double from Zac Zellers pulled the Cats within 11-5 in the eighth inning, but it was too late at that point. Tomorrow’s rubber match in Oxford will be at 3:15 ET.