May 26, 2010
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CBI Live: SEC Game 1: #7 Alabama 7, #2 Auburn 1
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3: #8 LSU 10, #1 Florida 6
Pomeranz stifles South
By Jimmy Jones
Special to CollegeBaseballInsider.com
(photos by Jimmy Jones)
Ole Miss ace Drew Pomeranz (right) showed a record crowd of
12,514 sun-drenched fans why he was named the SEC Pitcher of the
Year with seven innings of shutout ball to lead the Rebels to an
impressive 3-0 win over third-seeded South Carolina Wednesday
Pomeranz, a 6-5, 231-pound junior
left-hander, allowed six hits, walked one and had seven
strikeouts in allowing just two base runners to reach third base
in picking up his eighth win against two losses.
Huber closed the game out with two innings of one-hit ball to
earn his 11th save. The right-hander walked one and had one
punch-out to move his team into the winners’ bracket.
sixth-seeded Rebels (38-20) scored two runs in the third inning
when Mike Snyder led off with a base hit into left field. Kevin
Mort’s attempted sacrifice became a fielder’s choice as
Gamecocks starter Nolan Belcher fielded the ball and fired to
second to force Snyder for the first out. Small ball failed, so
catcher Miles Hamblin (right) played long ball with a two-run
blast over the right-field barrier to put the Rebels up 2-0.
Carolina (43-15) squandered its biggest threat of the day in the
second inning when it loaded the bases on a Christian Walker
base hit followed by single off the bat of third baseman Adrian
Morales. Pomeranz pitched out of the jam by inducing a ground
out from Bobby Haney.
Rebels’ final run came in the seventh inning on a two-out RBI
single by Taylor Hashman.
Gamecocks finished with seven hits, with Christian Walker and
Jackie Bradley Jr. (right) collecting two hits apiece.
Hamblin supplied the big blow for the Rebels, with Hashman
contributing two hits.
Miss advances to play Alabama on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., and
South Carolina plays an elimination game against Auburn at 9:30