Chris Ellis picked up his first victory as Ole Miss shut out Stetson 7-0 Friday night.
Ellis (1-0) working six scoreless innings, allowing four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Wyatt Short also turned in a solid outing, working two scoreless innings. Biloxi's Hawtin Buchanan worked a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the shutout.
Auston Bousfield paced the Rebels, going 3-for-3 with a run scored and a walk as the Rebels collected nine hits.
Western Carolina 3, Mississippi State 2: Mississippi State dropped its season opener.
William Carey 7, Spring Hill 1: J.C. Cassidy, Sean Hodges and Michael Wells each had two hits as WC ran its record to 5-3 overall and 1-0 in the SSAC.
LSU 2, New Orleans 0: Aaron Nola, Joe Broussard and Kurt McCune combined on a four-hit shutout in the Tigers' season opener before 9,229 fans. Alex Bregman and Conner Hale had two hits each for LSU.
Tulane 7, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0: Freshman starting pitcher J.P. France struck out nine batters in seven innings as Tulane won its home opener. France (1-0) became the first freshman pitcher to start on opening day for the Green Wave since Ivan Zweig did so on Feb. 17, 1991. Richard Carthon, Stephen Alemais, Andrew Garner and Garrett Deschamp each collected two hits apiece.
MGCCC splits with Alabama Southern: Patrick McMahon's two-run walk off homer gave Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College a 3-2 win over Alabama Southern Friday in the opener of a doubleheader. The Bulldogs (3-3) dropped the nightcap 9-4.
Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th, MacMahon drilled a 2-0 pitch for a home run that scored Jacob Swiney and gave the Bulldogs the come-from-behind victory. Swiney finished the game with two hits.
Ryne Long started and held Alabama Southern to two runs. Kolby Ross got the win in relief.