OXFORD, Miss. -- Ole Miss baseball's seven-game winning streak came to an end on Thursday night as the Rebels fell to No. 6 Texas A&M 10-5 at Swayze Field.
The Aggies jumped out to a 7-0 lead as Ole Miss starter Dylan DeLucia suffered his first losing decision of the year, lasting 1.2 innings and allowing all seven runs, only three of which were earned after two errors in the second inning.
Ole Miss, however, slowly climbed back into the contest, although it never held a lead. The Rebels scored three runs in the bottom of the second and one run in the fourth and sixth innings.
The top of the ninth saw extracurricular drama unfold on the field as the Aggies hit back-to-back home runs to push its lead to the final score of 10-5. Words were exchanged on the field, and Rebel relief pitcher John Gaddis threw behind A&M designated hitter Austin Bost.
This followed bench warnings issued to both dugouts, and Gaddis and Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco were both ejected following the events. Rebel assistant coach Carl Lafferty was made available to media after the game as a result of Bianco's ejection, and he stated that the details of what happened in the inning were unclear to him at the time.
"I'm not really sure," Lafferty said. "I'm going to go find out inside, and I'm sure Coach [Bianco] will have a comment on it. I don't know the details or the ramifications with [Bianco]."
It was later announced by Ole Miss athletics that John Gaddis will serve a four-game suspension, and Bianco is suspended for Friday night's game two matchup with the Aggies.
Follow along below for updates between Ole Miss and Texas A&M.
Below is Ole Miss' starting lineup for Friday night.
3B Justin Bench
SS Jacob Gonzalez
1B Tim Elko
LF Kevin Graham
DH Kemp Alderman
RF Hayden Leatherwood
C Hayden Dunhurst
2B Peyton Chatagnier
CF T.J. McCants
LHP Hunter Elliott
Elliott allows two runners on via a single and walk with one out, and a single scores the first run of the game for A&M.
Elliott gets a pop out, but another single scores two Aggie runs. A&M leads 3-0.
Elliott hits a batter, but he gets a fly out to strand two runners.
MID 1: Texas A&M 3, Ole Miss 0
Justin Bench with a leadoff double in B1 for the Rebels followed by a Gonzalez single. Men at the corners with no out for Elko.
Elko with a sac fly to right to score Bench, and it's now 3-1.
Gonzalez thrown out trying to steal second, and Graham flies out to end the frame.
END 1: Texas A&M 3, Ole Miss 1
Elliott works a clean top of the inning.
MID 2: Texas A&M 3, Ole Miss 1
Hayden Leatherwood with a one-out double, and Dunhurst brings him home on a single. A&M 3, UM 2.
Dunhurst advances to second and third on balls in the dirt. Chatagnier strikeout.
T.J. McCants singles home Dunhurst and advances to second on a bobble by the right fielder. A&M 3, UM 3.
Bench flies out to end the inning.
END 2: Texas A&M 3, Ole Miss 3
Elliott gives up a one-out walk. He had the runner picked off on a steal attempt, but Gonzalez drops the throw from Elko.
Strikeout puts two outs on the board with the runner still at second. Groundout ends the frame.
MID 3: Texas A&M 3, Ole Miss 3
Elko walks with one out and goes first-to-third on a Graham single.
Alderman hits a chopper to short that gets into the outfield, and Elko and Graham both score. Alderman stands at second. Play ruled a double. UM 5, A&M 3.
Leatherwood grounds out, Alderman to third. Dunhurst flies out to end the frame.
END 3: Ole Miss 5, Texas A&M 3
Elliott has two runners on with one out in the top of the fourth. Fly out advances a runner to third.
Runner on first steals second. Walk loads the bases. Fly out ends the inning.
MID 4: Ole Miss 5, Texas A&M 3
Chatagnier with a leadoff single. McCants goes down swinging.
Bench grounds to third and a throwing error advances him and Chatagnier to second and third. Pitching change for A&M.
Gonzalez singles over the shift to score Chatagnier. Bench to third. UM 6, A&M 3
Elko walks to load the bases.
Graham with a two-RBI single. UM 8, A&M 3
Alderman goes down swinging followed by a Leatherwood strikeout.
END 4: Ole Miss 8, Texas A&M 3
Elliott gives up a leadoff walk, and his day is done. Jack Washburn out of the bullpen.
Washburn gives up a double, and runners are on second and third with no outs.
Fly out to right, and Leatherwood guns it back in to prevent the runners from advancing.
Groundout to Chatagnier scores one run for the Aggies. Two outs. UM 8, A&M 4
Double down the left field line scores another for the Aggies. UM 8, A&M 5
MID 5: Ole Miss 8, Texas A&M 5
Rebels have the first two on after a Dunhurst walk and Chatagnier HBP.
McCants lays down a bunt, and the pitcher can't get the throw to first. Bases are loaded with no outs.
Bench singles, and two runs score. UM 10, A&M 5
Gonzalez lines into a double play. Runner at second with two down. A&M bringing in its fourth pitcher of the night.
Elko draws a four-pitch walk.
Kevin Graham works a 12 pitch at bat and singles into left, scoring McCants. UM 11, A&M 5
Alderman strikes out swinging.
END 5: Ole Miss 11, Texas A&M 5
Washburn surrenders back-to-back two-out walks. Josh Mallitz out of the bullpen for Ole Miss.
Mallitz gives up an RBI single. UM 11, A&M 6
A strikeout ends the frame.
MID 6: Ole Miss 11, Texas A&M 6
Ole Miss has runners at first and second with one out.
Groundout and a strikeout end the frame. That's Ole Miss' first scoreless inning of the game.
END 6: Ole Miss 11, Texas A&M 6
Mallitz gets two strikeouts and a groundout to work a clean inning.
MID 7: Ole Miss 11, Texas A&M 6
Jacob Gonzalez with a line drive solo home run to the Rebel bullpen. UM 12, A&M 6
Kemp Alderman hits a two-run shot to right field. UM 14, A&M 6
END 7: Ole Miss 14, Texas A&M 6
Mallitz works around a two-out single to keep the Aggies off the board.
MID 8: Ole Miss 14, Texas A&M 6
The Rebels are held scoreless in the eighth. Josh Mallitz back out to try and close it out.
END 8: Ole Miss 14, Texas A&M 6
The Aggies go down quietly in the ninth, and that's your ballgame. Ole Miss evens the series at one apiece.
FINAL: Ole Miss 14, Texas A&M 6
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