Ole Miss Holds Off Baseball, 10-6
May 17, 2011
by Bo BuntonSoutheast Missouri Sports Information
OXFORD, MISS. – The Southeast Missouri baseball team rallied for three runs in the ninth inning, but the Ole Miss Rebels prevailed, 10-6. The Redhawks fell to 29-20 on the season and will host Eastern Illinois this weekend, attempting to secure the second seed in the conference tournament.
Southeast hammered 12 hits in the game, as eight different players reached base via hit. Trenton Moses led the offense with a 2-for-4 game. He drove in one run, scored once and stole a base. Michael Adamson had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Jesse Tierney and Tim Rupp each had two hits in the game.
Josh Syberg took the loss on the mound. He went 2.2 innings, gave up four unearned runs on five hits and walked three batters. Nick Thomas followed with 1.2 innings of work. He gave up three runs on four hits. Ryan Prickett pitched one inning and gave up just two walks and two hits, while not allowing a run. Kirk Boeller pitched 1.2 innings without allowing a hit. Christian Hull threw the final two-thirds of an inning without giving up a hit.
Kenton Parmley started off the game with a single through the left side on the game’s second pitch and Jesse Tierney drew a full count walk to bring up Michael Adamson. Adamson hit a one-hop grounder to third baseman Alex Yarbrough, who stepped on third, fired to second and second baseman Blake Newalu chucked it to first for the extremely rare feat of a triple play.
The last time Southeast was involved in a triple play, it was way back in 1992.
Josh Syberg, who made his 34th career start on the mound, gave up a leadoff single to Tanner Mathis. After several pickoff attempts, Mathis went running on first movement, but Syberg got him caught, as the throw from Jones to Parmley recorded the first out. Syberg gave up another hit, but got out of the inning unscathed.
Another rare feat happened in the top half of the second inning.
Trenton Moses singled on the second pitch of the inning to left field and stole second shortly after. Casey Jones struck out for the first out and Kody Campbell reached on a fielding error by the third baseman to set up first and second. Blake Slattery struck out on three pitches for the second strikeout of the inning. Louie Haseltine was the third strikeout victim of the inning, but reached on a wild pitch after the ball scooted to the Rebels dugout. R.J. Hively struck out Tim Rupp to end the inning, the fourth Redhawk strikeout of the inning.
Southeast put the game’s first runs on the board in the top of the third inning with three runs. Jesse Tierney singled up the middle with one out and advanced to third on Michael Adamson’s double to left center, just out of the reach of the diving Matt Tracy to put runners on second and third with just one out. Trenton Moses drove in the first run with a ball that got through the right side, which was controversially ruled an error, robbing him of his second hit of the game. Casey Jones followed with an RBI double down the left field line, plating Adamson and moving Moses to third. Kody Campbell missed his first home run of the season by a few feet on a full count, but picked up an RBI as Moses trotted home. On the next pitch, Slattery ended the inning on a lineout to left center field, just a few feet short of the warning track.
Alex Yarbrough walked to leadoff the Rebels half of the third inning and advanced to second when Matt Smith’s groundball was booted by Parmley, setting up first and second. After Matt Snyder fouled out to Moses, the runners advanced to second and third when Casey Jones scooped up a grounder off the bat of Matt Tracy for the second out. Syberg and the Redhawks appeared to get out the inning with a 3-0 lead when Casey Jones tracked down a foul ball down the right field line, but the ball fell out of Jones’ glove, giving Will Allen another chance at getting on the board.
A wild pitch plated Yarbrough and moved Smith to third, which set up Will Allen’s RBI double to left field. Miles Hamblin gave Ole Miss a 4-3 lead with his fifth home run of the season on a 1-and-1 count.
The Rebels added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning off of Nick Thomas on a two-RBI single up the middle off the bat of Matt Smith.
Matt Tracy led off the fifth inning with a single to left field and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Miles Hamblin ended Thomas’ night on the mound by drawing a five pitch walk. Ryan Prickett entered the game and threw a wild pitch, advancing the runners to second and third. Austin Anderson walked to load the bases. Matt Tracy became the Rebels seventh run of the game when he trotted home on Blake Newalu’s sacrifice fly to center.
Louie Haseltine singled up the middle with one out and Tim Rupp followed with a single to left field. Relief pitcher Trent Rothlin retired the final two outs of the inning without allowing a run to cross the plate, keeping the Rebels 7-3 lead intact.
Ole Miss threatened to plate another run in the bottom of the sixth inning, but a perfect strike to the plate from Louie Haseltine completed the inning ending double play.
Ole Miss increased its lead to 10-3 with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off of Jacob Wente. Matt Smith singled home a run and Matt Snyder cracked a two-run homer to right field.
In the top of the ninth inning, pinch hitter Cole Bieser led off with a full count walk and moved all the way to third on pinch hitter Ky Burgess’ double off the wall in left center. Michael Adamson drove a 2-and-2 pitch up the middle for an RBI. Trenton Moses plated the second run in the inning, lacing a single through the right side. Adamson came across to score when Jones grounded into a double play.
The game ended with the Rebels on top 10-6, but Southeast poked 12 hits in the game.
Southeast will take its 29-20 record into “Senior Weekend”, as the Redhawks host the Eastern Illinois Panthers for a three-game set.