LSU drops Game 1 of series against Ole Miss

LSU drops Game 1 of series against Ole Miss

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OXFORD, MS - Ole Miss broke a 3-3 tie with 11 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday night as the Rebels posted a 14-3 win over LSU in Game 1 of an SEC series at Swayze Field.

Ole Miss improved to 33-10 overall in 11-8 in the SEC, while LSU dropped to 25-18 overall and 9-10 in conference play.

The series will resume with Game 2 at 6:30 p.m. CT Friday in a contest that may be heard on affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network and viewed on SEC Network +, accessible at and the Watch ESPN app.

Ole Miss left-hander Ryan Rolison (6-3) earned the win Thursday, limiting LSU to three runs on six hits in seven innings with one walk and five strikeouts.

LSU left-hander John Kodros (0-1), the first of four relievers after starter Zack Hess, was charged with the loss as he did not record an out in the sixth inning and allowed three runs on two hits.

Hess worked the first five innings for LSU, throwing 108 pitches. The right-hander was charged with three runs on seven hits with four walks and four strikeouts. The LSU bullpen, however, struggled in relief of Hess as four pitchers combined to allow 11 runs on six hits in the sixth inning.

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"It's a shame that it got out of hand, because it was a great game until the sixth inning," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "Zack was competing like crazy; unfortunately, he had 108 pitches through five innings and we had to take him out."

Ole Miss sent 16 men to the plate in the deciding inning, which also included six walks and a hit batter.