Ole Miss beats Vandy 12-9 to advance to SEC tourney semis
HOOVER, Ala. - Colby Bortles drove in four runs and Henri Lartigue scored three times in Mississippi's 12-9 victory over Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday night.
Ole Miss (43-16) built a 10-0 lead through 5 ½ innings and hung on to reach Saturday's semifinals. The Rebels face the winner of Friday's quarterfinal between Vanderbilt (43-16) and Texas A&M (42-14).
Bortles hit an RBI double in the second and drove in three more runs with a bases-loaded double in the fifth. J.B. Woodman added a solo homer in the third.
Bryan Reynolds, who hit a solo homer in the sixth, and Jeren Kendall each had three RBIs for Vanderbilt, which left 13 on base.
Ole Miss' James McArthur (6-1) allowed three runs - two earned - in 5 1/3 innings. Vanderbilt's Jordan Sheffield (8-5) gave up nine runs - five earned - in five innings.