No Runs

Austin Anderson

Georgia evened up the series with Ole Miss with a 2-0 win in Oxford Saturday. Game three to decide the series is Sunday at 1:30 p.m.


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The Rebels are 36-15 overall and 16-10 in Southeastern Conference play. Georgia improved to 25-24-1 and 10-15-1.

Georgia scored the first run of the game in the eighth and added an insurance run in the ninth.

Aaron Greenwood (1-1) took the loss in relief for the Rebels, allowing two runs on five hits with a pair of strikeouts. Christian Trent worked 6.2 scoreless innings in the start, leaving the game in the seventh with two outs and the bases loaded.

Greenwood struck out the first batter faced to get the Rebels out of the jam and keep the game scoreless, but the Bulldogs scratched out a run in the eighth with a two-out rally.

Robert Tyler (5-4) picked up the win for the Bulldogs, pitching a complete game as he held the Rebels to three hits and recorded four strikeouts. Ole Miss basically could muster nothing off the freshman righty.

Ole Miss had an opportunity in the first inning after Braxton Lee doubled. Auston Bousfield, the SEC's leading hitter, tried to bunt him to third base but Lee was thrown out.

"I can't tell you how many times we practice that," said Tyler, who made the play to third. "I think that's the first time we've executed it this year."

But it killed the Rebels' early momentum, although it's no sure thing they'd have gotten Lee home with one out after that anyway, not with the way Tyler was performing.

Trent was almost equally as effective as Georgia didn't score until he departed the contest and left a bit of a jam up to Greenwood to resolve, who got out of it.

From then on it was all about Tyler's pitching and the Rebels' lack of offense.

Quoting The Coach

* Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco on Tyler, the UGA pitcher: "Going in we knew he had a bigtime fastball. Today he threw an outstanding changeup. When you've got that kind of fastball and you're able to mix your offspeed in, it makes it really difficult. They didn't give us many opportunities. He was really good."

* Bianco on the Bousfield bunt in the first: "It's a signal given to him that we want him to move the runner up. He has the option to bunt. He's so good with the bat he could do either. He felt he could get it down. We could be really critical about that. But we're critical because it didn't work."

* Bianco on Sam Smith's week of work after two outings where he went three innings or less: "Just to get him back into the strike zone. He didn't throw that many pitches last Sunday, so we were able to work a little harder. He might have thrown his best bullpen of the year (this week), and he's ready to go."

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