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Baseball's Bianco makes history by defeating Memphis.

Baseball’s Bianco makes history by defeating Memphis.

Rebels Defeat Memphis 7-2 as Bianco Moves into Second for Wins by SEC Head Coach

In a game against Memphis, the Ole Miss Rebels won with a score of 7-2. Head coach Mike Bianco led the team to victory, making it his 871st win as head coach of the program. With this win, Bianco moved ahead of Skip Bertman who had 870 wins as the head coach of LSU. He now stands second all-time for wins by a SEC head coach, trailing only Ron Polk who amassed 1,218 wins as the head coach of Mississippi State and Georgia.

The Game and Standout Players

The Ole Miss team scored early with seven runs on six hits in the first four innings of the game. The players hit .444 with runners in scoring position and .400 with two outs in innings. In contrast, Memphis used nine pitchers, but only one pitcher went more than an inning.

Grayson Saunier started for the Rebels on the mound and played for five innings, allowing just one run on a solo home run in the third inning. He gave up only three hits on the night while striking out four Tigers, grabbing his second win of the season. Both Calvin Harris and Kemp Alderman had two hits in the win, and Alderman drove in three runs, giving him 42 RBI on the season.

The Rebels scored two runs before Memphis even came to the plate, as Alderman brought Jacob Gonzalez home on a sacrifice fly to center field. Harris then scored on a throwing error by the Memphis shortstop that kept the inning alive. Memphis scored their first run of the game in the bottom of the third with Anthony Hansen hitting a solo home run to right field with one out in the frame.

In the fourth inning, Ole Miss broke things open, putting up four runs, all with two outs. Judd Utermark singled to center field before stealing second base and coming home to score on an RBI-double from Gonzalez. Groff drew a walk, and Harris singled to load the bases. Alderman brought home two runs with a single to right field that scored Gonzalez and Groff. Calarco and Reagan Burford drew back-to-back walks to score another run and make it 7-1. Sam Tookoian was the first man out of the bullpen for the Rebels, throwing two innings of scoreless relief and allowing just one hit. Hansen hit another solo shot for the Tigers in the bottom of the eighth, making the score 7-2. Cole Ketchum and Brayden Jones combined for the final two innings to close out the game for the Rebels.

Upcoming Game and Latest News

Ole Miss will be back at Swayze Field this weekend as they host No. 5 Arkansas for a three-game set beginning on Thursday.

Stay updated on the Ole Miss Baseball news and information by following their Twitter at @OleMissBSB, Facebook at Facebook.com/OleMissBaseball, and Instagram at Instagram.com/officialolemissbsb. Also, follow head coach Mike Bianco on Twitter at @CoachMikeBianco.

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