Nick Fortes hits 3-run HR as #3 Ole Miss wins 35th game of 2018 - - Jackson, MS

Nick Fortes hits 3-run HR as #3 Ole Miss wins 35th game of 2018

Source: Ole Miss Sports Source: Ole Miss Sports

Press Release from Ole Miss Sports

No. 3 Ole Miss (35-11) used the early long ball to propel them past Arkansas Pine Bluff by a score of 10-3 in Wednesday’s final home midweek game. The victory means the Rebels will finish the midweek slate with a perfect 8-0 record at Swayze Field on the year and take a 12-1 midweek record into next week’s final matchup at Arkansas State.

Nick Fortes’ ninth home run of the year got the Rebel bats going early in the first, while Anthony Servideo’s first career homer put away any hope for a Golden Lions comeback as Ole Miss stormed to a 6-0 lead after two innings.

Grae Kessinger recorded his second career four-hit game, going a perfect 4-for-4 on the day with three runs scored, a trio of singles and a double. The Rebel shortstop’s hit total matches his previous best set earlier in the year against Memphis when he went 4-for-5 with an identical box score.

Jordan Fowler (5-0) picks up his fifth win on the year in just six starts and improves his record to a perfect 5-0, tying him with James McArthur and Houston Roth for best record on the team. Connor Green and Austin Miller each went an inning and a third in relief, the former recording three of his four outs unassisted.

Ole Miss improves to 35-11 on the year and will be back in action Friday night for an away series against the South Carolina Gamecocks, set for a 6 p.m. first pitch in Columbia.

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