Ole Miss, Trent square series with LSU

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A former Tiger came back to haunt his old team.

Chicago White Sox v Colorado RockiesPitcher Christian Trent, who transferred from LSU to Delgado Community College, pitched 7 innings of 1 run baseball to lead the Ole Miss Rebels past LSU 5-1 Friday night in Oxford.

The series is now squared at 1 game apiece.

Ole Miss’ Austen Bousfield was 4 for 4 with a solo homer and three runs batted in.

Trent allowed one unearned run. He struck out 5. He moved his record to a perfect 5-0.

LSU true freshman lefthander Jared Poche’ took the loss. Poche’ allowed 7 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned. He walked two, and struck out 2.

“I thought Jared Poche’s gave us another courageous effort and really battled throughout the game,” said LSU head coach Paul Mainieri.

“He wasn’t quite as sharp as he usually is with his command, but he competed and kept us within striking distance. Unfortunately, we didn’t play well enough to win and could generate the offense we needed,” said Mainieri.

LSU is now 29-10-1 overall, and 9-7-1 in SEC play. Ole Miss is now 30-10, and 10-7 in SEC games.

The two teams play the final game of the three games series at 1 pm in Oxford.