After losing their first weekend series of the season, #4 Ole Miss took it all out on the Memphis Tigers as the Rebels (6-2) churned out 11 hits and a season-high in runs, winning 16-4 at Swayze Field Tuesday evening.
In his third appearance on the mound this season, Drew McDaniel (2-0) went four innings while giving up only one earned run on four hits. Jackson Kimbrell and Greer Holston made up the bullpen production and struck out a combined eight batters with no hits or walks allowed.
Justin Bench had a career day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a career-high five RBI and three runs scored. Tim Elko, Jacob Gonzalez and TJ McCants each had two hits. The latter two each finished with three runs.The Rebels will turn around on Wednesday to take on Jackson State at Swayze Field. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. CT and can be seen on SECN+ or listened to on the Ole Miss Radio Network.
Ole Miss head baseball coach Mike Bianco, along with a couple of players from the squad, spoke about the win over Memphis postgame. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Productions.