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Ole Miss makes history with first SEC Tournament win

1603 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Ole Miss Athletics

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- No. 9 seed Ole Miss made history on Wednesday when Elantra Cox's 2nd-inning RBI single brought home the first two SEC Tournament runs in program history.

The Rebels continued to roll as Hailey Lunderman singled to load the bases in the 4th inning. Ashton Lampton and Sarah Van Schaik followed with a pair of RBI singles to put the Rebels up 4-0.

In the bottom of the 4th, No. 8 seed Georgia's Tina Iosefa hit a solo home run to put the Bulldogs on the board,  re-claiming sole possession of the SEC home-run leader title with 20.

Iosefa came to the plate again in the sixth, representing the tying run, but was hit by a Madi Osias pitch. Alyssa DiCarlo's sac fly plated another run, bringing the Bulldogs within two. Impressive Ole Miss defense combined with base-running miscues from the Bulldogs allowed the Rebels to escape the inning only allowing the one run.

It wasn't all offense for the Rebels as pitcher Osias threw a complete game, allowing just two runs on five hits and striking out four. 

A one-two-three 7th inning sealed the victory for Ole Miss.

The Rebels advance to the Second Round of the SEC Tournament for the first time in school history.

Ole Miss head coach Mike Smith praised his team after the game saying, "These girls have bought in from day one and I'm so happy, I'm so happy for our senior class. They've gone through a lot in four years and what Madi did today and then what our offense did today, I'm just ecstatic, I really am."

UP NEXT: No. 9 seed Ole Miss faces No. 1 seed Florida tomorrow at 5:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm CT on SEC Network. Florida is the only team to sweep the Rebels this season.