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State blasts LSU, Rebs sweep Bama

By Staff
From staff, wire reports
March 26, 2001
Ta nner Brock pitched eight one-hit innings and Mississippi State had a season-high 17 hits as the Bulldogs defeated LSU 13-0 Sunday.
The Bulldogs (13-9, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) shut out the Tigers (19-7-1, 6-3) for the first time since 1988, a span of 51 games.
Brock (3-1) walked two and struck out six against the SEC's top hitting team. Aaron Hill had LSU's only hit with a single in the second.
Shane Yeouman (2-2) started for LSU one of seven pitchers and worked 1 2-3 innings, giving up two runs, three hits and four walks.
Mississippi State scored four in the sixth, highlighted by Josh West's two-run single, and four more in the seventh.
West was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Matthew Maniscalco was 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs and Enrico Jones homered.
It was the sixth shutout of the season for Mississippi State, which had lost the first two games of the weekend series to LSU.
Ole Miss 11, Alabama 9: Burney Hutchinson and Josh Christian each homered and Lance Jones drove in three runs as Mississippi defeated Alabama 11-9 Sunday afternoon.
The Rebels (21-6-1, 7-2 Southeastern Conference) swept the weekend series giving them back-to-back SEC sweeps for the first time since 1972, and their first sweep of Alabama (17-10, 4-5) since 1979.
Ole Miss is in first place in the SEC Western Division, a game ahead of LSU.
The Rebels took the lead for good with a four-run fourth on Hutchinson's two-run home run and Craig Nugen's two-run single that made the score 7-4.
Ole Miss starter Ronnie Goodwin (3-1) worked into the eighth inning, allowing seven runs on 10 hits and two walks.
Glen Morris pitched a perfect ninth to earn his third save.
Jared Woodward (3-2), the second of three Alabama pitchers, allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits in two innings.
Charlotte 5, Southern Miss 2: Southern Miss scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but it was not enough to overcome a five-run deficit in a 5-2 loss to Charlotte, Sunday, at Pete Taylor Park.
It was the Golden Eagles' fourth Conference USA loss, dropping them to 15-12 overall and 2-4 in C-USA. Southern Miss reeled off 10 hits but could not convert with runners in scoring position, stranding 13 batters on the day.
John Maine (6-2) earned the win for Charlotte (10-12, 3-3) after an eight-inning, seven-hit performance. Maine fanned eight Southern Miss batters. Brannon Hamby came on in relief in the ninth inning, allowing three hits.
Charlie Rogers (1-1) took the loss after allowing four runs, all earned, in 52/3 innings of work. Anthony Dewitt entered the game in the sixth inning, throwing 31/3 hitless innings. Rusty McDaniels, Shea Douglas and Dusty Haley each had two hits to lead Southern Miss.
Delta State 16, Ouachita Baptist 4: Delta State University pounded out 14 hits in a 16-4 win over Ouachita Baptist Sunday.
With the win, the Statesmen complete a three-game sweep of the Tigers, and have won 11 of their last 12 games.
The seventh-ranked Statesmen improved to 23-6 overall and 10-1 in the Gulf South Conference West Division. Ouachita Baptist fell to 1-19 overall and 0-8.
John Polles picked up the win, scattering seven hits over the first four innings. Dusty Hughes held the Tigers to two hits in two innings, and Reeves Smith allowed no hits in the final inning. Eli Whiteside went 3-for-3, just missing the cycle, hitting a single, double, and a triple. John Joiner went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run.
The Statesmen will return to action for a home game against Mississippi Valley State today at 6 p.m.
Montevallo 7, West Alabama 6: After sweeping Montevallo in a GSC doubleheader on Saturday, the West Alabama Tiger baseball team went in search of the three-game sweep on Sunday, with the hopes of moving their conference record to 5-1.
The two teams battled back and forth, but in the end it was the Falcons emerging victorious.
Michael Friedlein led the UWA charge with two clutch hits and three RBIs. Tiger junior Walt Simmons added his second home run of the weekend in the fifth inning, and broke yet another school record. The home run was Simmons' 30th and broke the career mark of 29 held by Chance Melvin (98-99) and Sean Starratt (92-93). Martin Jackson also picked up a pair of hits for UWA and added one run scored.
Brandon Lee was hit with the loss for UWA, moving his record to 1-2 on the year.
The loss dropped UWA's record to 17-9 overall and 4-2 in GSC play. West Alabama returns to action today when the Tigers travel to Montgomery, Ala., to face off with Faulkner University in a 2 p.m. contest.