Ole Miss dropped its first game of the 2015 season, unable to overcome a six-run fourth in an 8-1 loss to William & Mary in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
William & Mary sophomore right-hander Nick Brown (1-0) earned the win, giving up one run on four hits with two walks and a career-high six strikeouts through 6.1 innings.
Senior right-hander Sam Smith (0-1) suffered the loss for the Rebels (1-1), giving up four runs on four hits with three walks and a strikeout in 3.0 innings of work.
Sophomore designated hitter Henri Lartigue, making his second career start, was a bright spot for the Ole Miss offense, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored. Junior right fielder Cameron Dishon also had a 2-of-3 game with a double for the Rebels.
On the mound, junior right-hander Jacob Waguespack worked 5.0 innings of relief, helping limit the damage in the fourth and giving up just one unearned run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts in 5.0 innings of relief.
William & Mary (1-1) took a 1-0 lead in the second with an RBI double down the right-field line and threatened to add to its lead in the frame, before Smith pitched out of a bases-loaded jam to limit the damage to one run.
Ole Miss tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the inning, as Lartigue started things off with a standup double down the right-field line and then came around to score on an RBI groundout by senior catcher Austin Knight.
The Tribe went ahead 7-1 after a six-run inning in the fourth, highlighted by a three-run home run to right by sophomore designated hitter Ryder Miconi. Ole Miss threatened in the bottom of the inning and later in the seventh, but they were unable to scratch a run across in either frame, while William & Mary added another insurance run for the 8-1 final.