#3 Ole Miss baseball needed a late rally in Game 1 and a dominant pitching effort in Game 2, but the Rebels pulled out victories of 9-6 and 2-0 to sweep a doubleheader at #23 Alabama on Friday. Ole Miss (19-4, 5-0) plated 8 runs on 6 hits in the 9th inning of Game 1 to escape with a win.
An hour later, the Rebels followed a combined shutout from Doug Nikhazy, Drew McDaniel and Taylor Broadway to secure their 2nd straight SEC series win. Nikhazy made his return from injury, going 5.0 innings with no runs allowed on one hit and two walks with 7 strikeouts. He passed the torch to Drew McDaniel, who followed with three scoreless innings, allowing only three hits and striking out three.
Finally, Broadway closed the door once again, yielding just one hit in the ninth inning to earn his third save in as many games, as the Rebels secured the series. Ole Miss head baseball coach Mike Bianco met with the media following the game to discuss the doubleheader brooming of Bama. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.