By Cole Tussing
Josh Holt Jr. was an all-around star in Missouri’s win over Ole Miss Mar. 22.
The play of Missouri’s left fielder- paired with great pitching from the Tiger defense- was enough to get the Tigers their first SEC win of the season and stay undefeated at home with a 2-1 final score over Ole Miss Friday night.
This win for the Tigers improves their record to 14-8 overall. As for the Rebels, it was their first conference loss of the year, dropping their record to a still impressive 16-7.
As the saying goes, a good offense is a better defense- there were three runs scored. Missouri drew first blood in the bottom of the first, off a single and error from McDaniel, scoring Zimmermann. It didn’t take long for Ole Miss to answer back, after an RBI from Knox Lopopser, which brought the score to knotted at 1 at the top of the fifth.
After Ole Miss responded so quickly, Missouri brought the fast-paced offense they’re known for, trying to get the edge.
They got just that. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Holt Jr. doubled to right field bringing Paul Gomez to score and to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. The Tigers then went on to secure the win thanks to pitching from Cameron Dulle.
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