OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Alabama dropped the final game of its series against Ole Miss on Tuesday, 5-4.
The Rebels scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning off an infield single after taking advantage of a walk and a three-base error to tie the game, 4-4.
Alabama (39-13, 11-9 SEC) trailed by three after two innings and cut the Ole Miss (34-17, 8-13 SEC) lead to one in the top of the third on a Marisa Runyon home run. In the next at-bat, Bailey Hemphill hit what seemed to be a solo home run, but the home plate umpire deemed that she did not touch home plate on the play, ending the inning with Alabama trailing, 3-2.
Reagan Dykes hit a two-run single in the fifth inning to give the Crimson Tide a 4-3 lead.
Ole Miss took scored first in the second inning after three walks loaded the bases. After an RBI single, Courtney Syrett hit a two-run single for the Rebels to go up 3-0.
Runyon went 3-for-4 at the plate, tying a season high in hits for the senior. Elisa Brown went 2-for-3 and Dyes drove in two of Alabama’s four runs.
Alexis Osorio (19-7) picked up the loss. She struck out 13 batters.
Alabama wraps up its regular season with a three-game series at Rhoads Stadium against Auburn University starting Friday at 7 p.m.