Jeff Roberson, Ole Miss Athletics
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt took game three of the weekend series with Ole Miss 7-2, and the Commodores were able to complete the sweep.
The Rebels head home 14-6 overall and 0-3 in Southeastern Conference play, while Vandy is 16-5 and 3-0.
Ole Miss hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
After a scoreless first inning with both starting pitchers facing just three hitters each, the Rebels got on the scoreboard in the top of the second with a solo home run to right center by Jacob Gonzalez for a 1-0 lead.
After a second straight three up, three down for Rebel left-handed starter Xavier Rivas in the bottom of the second, Ole Miss couldn’t manage to get anything going in the top of the third.
Rivas continued his strong performance, retiring the three Commodores he faced in the third, and the Rebels continued to lead 1-0 after three complete.
Calvin Harris led off the fourth with a solo homer to right center to put the Rebels up 2-0. In the bottom of the fourth, Rivas found things rough early, walking Enrique Bradfield and hitting Davis Diaz with a pitch. After a double steal, Bradfield came home on a fly ball to center field by RJ Schreck. Jack Bulger then sent a ball out of the park to left for a 3-2 Vanderbilt lead. RJ Austin lined out to short, while Chris Maldonado flew out to right.
In the fifth, the Rebels came up with nothing…
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