Ole Miss defeats Kentucky 4-1 in SEC tourney

Ole Miss ended Kentucky’s season Tuesday, dealing the Wildcats a 4-1 loss in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament at Hoover, Ala.

Matt Reida and Zack Storm each had two of Kentucky’s eight hits.

Ole Miss had 11 hits, including two each by Austin Anderson and Stuart Turner

Here’s a scoring recap.

Ole Miss 1, Kentucky 0

Ole Miss struck for a run in the bottom of the first.

Anderson and Turner laced back-to-back one-out singles to right, with Anderson advancing to third on Turner’s hit. Andrew Mistone’s sacrifice fly to right scored Anderson.

Ole Miss 2, Kentucky 0

The Rebels added a run in the third.

Christian Helsel doubled to left and moved to third on Tanner Mathis’ sacrifice. Anderson doubled down the right-field line to drive in Helsel.

Ole Miss 2, Kentucky 1

The Wildcats broke through with an unearned run in the top of the fourth.

With one out, Zac Zellers doubled to right-center. He moved to third on A.J. Reed’s groundout to second.

Austin Cousino walked. Cousino then stole second, and Zellers came home on a throwing error by catcher Turner.

Ole Miss 4, Kentucky 1

The Rebels added a pair of runs in the sixth.

Mistone knocked a one-out double down the left-field line.

Austin Bousfield drove Mistone home with a single to right.

One out later, Austin Knight rapped a pinch-hit single, knocking out UK starter Jerad Grundy.

Chandler Shephard came in and yielded an RBI-single up the middle by Will Allen.





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