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Softball Splits First Day Of Rebel Invitational


OXFORD, Miss. – After dropping its first game of the day to Samford, 3-0, Ole Miss softball warmed up the bats to run rule Purdue 8-0 on the opening day of the Rebel Invitational Friday.

The Rebels (15-12) struggled offensively against Samford, tallying only three hits in the loss. They bounced back in the nightcap with a strong 10-hit outing against Purdue to close out the day. Mikayla Allee led Ole Miss with three hits, including a home run, and three RBI. In the circle, Brooke Vestal spun a gem, tossing 4.1 innings of no-hit ball, to help the Spinny Rebels pick up their sixth shutout of the season.


Ole Miss couldn’t get the gears turning offensively against the Bulldogs, reaching base only five times in the loss. 

Samford only needed one inning to do damage. The Bulldogs took advantage of back-to-back singles to start the third and advanced both runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. They took broke the scoreless tie on a pass ball and then tacked on two more a few pitches later on a two-run home run to make it 3-0. 

Riley took over in the circle and kept Samford off the board the remained of the game. She tossed the final 4.0 innings and struck out six of the 15 batters she faced. Unfortunately, Ole Miss couldn’t find run support as the Bulldogs clung on for the victory.


The Rebels responded in game two, showcasing their dominance over Purdue with an 8-0 run-rule victory. Vestal was practically unhittable in the circle, earning her second complete-game shutout of the year. Tate Whitley, Savana Sikes and Jalia Lassiter all registered…

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