OXFORD, Mississippi – The No. 10 Texas A&M Aggies lost a game to the No. 19 Ole Miss Rebels, 13-3, Friday evening at Oxford-University Stadium. Ole Miss clinched the series with the victory.
Lacy (6-3) was saddled with the loss despite a solid effort on the mound. He left the contest with a 2-1 lead, but his final line read 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out 11.
Braden Shewmake batted 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Bryce Blaum scored two runs and added a stolen base.
Texas A&M dropped to 30-14-1 overall and 11-8-1 in SEC action. Ole Miss improved to 29-15 overall and 12-8 in league play.
The Aggies look to fend off the sweep Saturday when they face the Rebels in a 2:02 p.m. contest.
B3 | After Lacy fanned five of the first seven batters he faced, Anthony Servideo hit the first pitch of the bottom of third over the rightfield fence for a home run. OM 1, A&M 0.
T4 | The Aggies offered with an immediate response. Blaum singled off the meat hand of the pitcher to start the inning and Zach DeLoach gapped a single to left-center, putting runners on the corners. Shewmake knocked in Blaum with a sacrifice fly to rightfield. A&M 1, OM 1.
T6 | With one out, Blaum reached on a fielding error by Ole Miss shortstop Grae Kessinger. Blaum stole second base and wheeled around to third on a throwing error by catcher Cooper Johnson. DeLoach plated Blaum with a sacrifice fly to leftfield. A&M 2, OM 1.
B6 | Johnson drew a five-pitch walk to start the inning. After Cole Zabowski struck out swinging, Johns stole second base and Michael Fitzsimmons was hit by a pitch. Chandler Jozwiak spelled Lacy on the mound and walked the only batter he faced. Bryce Miller entered the game and was greeted by a sac fly by Kevin Graham as Ole Miss tied the game. Ryan Olenek gave the Rebels the lead with a single to rightfield. An RBI single by Kessinger and three-run home run by Tyler Keenan inflated the cushion to five runs. OM 7, A&M 2.
B7 | Ole Miss scored six again, with this inning featuring an RBI single by Servideo and a two-run single by Thomas Dillard. A pair of Texas A&M throwing errors allowed three more Rebel runs to score. OM 13, A&M 2.
T9 | With one out, Shewmake hit a first-pitch offering over the rightfield fence for a solo home run. OM 13, A&M 3.