Ole Miss Baseball Advances in SEC Tourney - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Carrie Anderson

Ole Miss Baseball Advances in SEC Tourney

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Ole Miss starter Lance Lynn tied his career

high with 12 strikeouts to help lead the Rebels to a 4-1 victory

over top-seeded Georgia on Wednesday in the first round of the

Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.

The Rebels (35-22) provided Lynn with all the run support he

would need in the top of the first when Cody Overbeck lined a

two-run single to left field, giving Ole Miss a quick 2-0 lead

against Georgia starter Nick Montgomery (2-2).

Lynn (7-3) took over from there. He retired eight of the first

nine batters he faced, four by strikeout. Through the fifth inning

he had allowed only one player to reach as far as second base.

The Rebels stretched their lead to 3-0 in the fourth on a

controversial home run by Michael Guerrero. The ball appeared to be

foul as it flew past the left-field pole but was ruled a home run,

prompting a lengthy protest from Georgia coach David Perno.

Georgia (35-20-1) finally got to Lynn in the sixth. Ryan Peisel

singled, advanced to second on a walk and then scored on a single

to right field by Robbie OBryan, making the score 3-1.

That was all the Bulldogs could manage against Lynn, who gave up

four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Scott Bittle replaced Lynn and allowed

a walk and two hits over the final 2 1/3 innings to earn his eighth


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