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Baseball Drops SEC Opener to No. 6 Vanderbilt


Jeff Roberson, Ole Miss Athletics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ole Miss found the going rough in its Southeastern Conference opener Thursday as the Vanderbilt Commodores had quite an offensive night and defeated the Rebels 12-2.


The teams will meet again Friday at 6 p.m. in game two of a three-game series


After Ole Miss (14-4, 0-1) got a single from Calvin Harris in the first but no runs, the Commodores had runners on first and third and no outs. But starter Jack Dougherty got a RJ Schreck to line out to first where Anthony Calarco stepped on the bag for a double play. Jack Bulger flew out to center field to end the inning.


Vandy (14-5, 1-0 SEC) got two runs in the second inning but looked like they might get more. Parker Noland sent one to left and out of the park with Chris Maldonado on board after a one-out single. Back-to-back singles put the Commodores in position for more, but Dougherty got two strikeouts by Enrique Bradfield and Davis Diaz to end the threat.


In the Rebel third, after a TJ McCants fly out to center, Ethan Lege was hit by a pitch and Jacob Gonzalez doubled down the left field line. A fly ball to center by Ethan Groff got Lege home. Harris then singled to right to get Gonzalez home. The game was tied 2-2.


After Harris stole second, Kemp Alderman got a single up the middle to put runners at the corners. Starter Carter Holton got Peyton Chatagnier to pop up to second.


Dougherty had a strong bottom of the…

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