OXFORD, Miss. – Freshman right-hander Brady Bramlett struck out seven and walked none as No. 8 Ole Miss (8-1) defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-7) by a score of 7-2 on Wednesday.
In his first start with the Rebels, Bramlett (1-0) worked five innings, allowing just two hits. Stanten Jones (0-1) took the loss for the Golden Lions, allowing four runs on six hits with two walks and strikeouts.
The Rebels got on the board in the bottom of the third.
With one out on the board, Tanner Mathis things started with a single up the middle before coming home on a triple to right field from Austin Anderson scored a batter later on a single up the middle from Auston Bousfield before Turner’s home run would put the Rebels on top 4-0.
Down 7-0 in the ninth, the Lions opened their last at-bat with three consecutive doubles to push a run home and send Ole Miss to the bullpen for right-hander Aaron Greenwood.
With two men in scoring position and one out, Greenwood notched a strikeout before the Lions’ Cody DeMara got his team its fourth hit in the inning to cut the lead to 7-2. The Rebels would turn a double play in the next at bat to end the rally and claim the win over UAPB.
DeMara finished with two hits and a RBI.
UAPB will host Southern University for its SWAC conference opener in a double-header on Saturday beginning at 12 p.m. at the Torii Hunter Baseball Complex.