3,064 fans watch No. 16 Ole Miss blank Nicholls State 5-0 at MGM - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

3,064 fans watch No. 16 Ole Miss blank Nicholls State 5-0 at MGM Park


The last time an Ole Miss baseball team played a game on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was 106 years ago.  Finally, the Rebels displayed their talents in South Mississippi  before 3,064 fans at MGM Park in Biloxi.

Ole Miss (12-5)  pounded out 10 hits to secure a 5-0 win over the Nicholls State Colonels (9-7) from Thibodeaux, Louisiana.

Rebels freshman pitcher Ryan Rolison was outstanding.  On Monday Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco told WLOX that Rolison, a native of Jackson, Tennessee  was looking forward to his pitching assignment in Biloxi.  He responded in a big way.  In six innings, Rolison gave up 4 hits, walked a batter and piled up 7 strikeouts to post the victory.

Connor Green, Houston Roth and Sean Johnson each pitched a scoreless inning and they didn't give up a hit.  Nicholls State was limited to 4 hits on the night.

Second baseman Tate Blackman provided a powerful punch at the plate.  He was 2-for-4 with 3 runs batted in.  He provided the first runs of the game on a two run blast over the left field wall that plated Will Golsan who had singled.  Colby Bortles had an RBI as did designated hitter Thomas Dillard.  Dillard was 2-for-3.

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