Three-Run Seventh Powers Ole Miss Past Tiger Baseball, 6-5
April 27, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
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Ole Miss scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to complete the season sweep of Memphis in a 6-5 decision Wednesday night at AutoZone Park. Memphis third baseman Robbie Goss had a career night, going 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
The Rebels got on top of the Tigers in the seventh after Cooper Osteen drew a one-out walk and Chris Coghlan followed with a single through the left side. Stephen Head ripped an RBI-single through the right side to plate Osteen. Head advanced to second on the throw to the plate and then took third when Tiger catcher Cory Barton's throw to second sailed wide and into shallow centerfield. Head scored the game-winning run when Brian Pettway doubled down the leftfield line.
After Ole Miss scored the game's opening tally on a run-scoring double by Coghlan, Memphis answered with four runs in the bottom of the third. Jordan Tolliver and Ryan Martin ignited the rally with singles. Cory Barton tied the contest with a single that brought Tolliver in, and Robbie Goss gave Memphis a 2-1 lead with a single through the right side. K.K. Chalmers drilled a double down the leftfield line to scored Martin and Goss, giving Memphis a 4-1 cushion.
Collin Bastien put the Tiger up 5-1 in the next frame on his first home run, a solo blast over the leftfield wall.
Ole Miss charged back with two runs in the fifth before the game-winning three-run seventh.
Stoney Stone was the winning pitcher for Ole Miss after allowing one run in three innings. Chris Davis was saddled with the loss after giving up three earned runs in two innings.
Memphis will open a three-game C-USA series with Saint Louis on Friday. The weekend has been tabbed "Alumni Weekend" as the 1994 team will be honored as the last Memphis team to reach the NCAA Regionals.