HAMMOND — The Southeastern Louisiana baseball team dropped a tight 2-1 game to the No. 12 Ole Miss on Tuesday in the opener of a two-game series at Alumni Field.
Southeastern (9-6) scored first with a run in the bottom of the third inning. Second baseman Brooks Morse drew a walk from Ole Miss left-hander Jeremy Massie (1-1), stole second and moved to third on Kevin Carr’s infield single. Center fielder Jacob Seward drove in Morse on a fielder’s choice grounder to shortstop.
Ole Miss (15-2) in the fourth after Lions starter Sean Kennel (1-2) hit Austin Anderson with a pitch leading off the inning. Will Allen, Sikes Orvis and Preston Overbey had back-to-back-to-back singles to eventually score Anderson.
In the sixth, Orvis turned on a pitch and snuck it inside the right field foul pole for his third home run.
Sophomore left-hander Kyle Cedotal (0-1, 0.00 ERA) will start for the Lions at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Freshman leftl-hander Evan Anderson (0-0, 3.38) will start for the Rebels.
Ole Miss 2, Southeastern Louisiana 1
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Southeastern La.001 000 000 — 1 6 1
Massie, Greenwood (7), Laxer (8), Short and Knight, Austin. Kennel, Pittari (7), Klotz (9) and Fisher, Jameson. W— Massie (1-1). L— Kennel (1-2). Sv— Short (1). Leading hitters — Ole Miss: Orvis Skies (2-4, HR); Overbey (2-4, RBI); Knight (2-4). SLU: Godbold (2-4); Carr (2-3). Records: Ole Miss 15-2; Southeastern Louisiana 9-6.