LAFAYETTE, La. – It was a tremendous pitcher’s duel throughout with both pitchers turning in quality starts, but the Rebels broke through late with a solo home run from Preston Overbey and a three-run eighth inning as No. 6 Ole Miss (45-19) defeated No. 1 Louisiana-Lafayette (58-9)m by a score of 5-2 Sunday.
The win kept the Rebels alive in the NCAA Super Regional play and set up a decisive game three on Monday with a ticket to the College World Series on the line. First pitch for game three of the series is set for 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Aaron Greenwood (3-1) picked up the win in relief, working the final 2.0 innings, allowing one run on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Christian Trent worked 7.0 innings in the start, allowing one unearned run on four hits with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts.