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Ole Miss records historic win at SEC Softball Tournament

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 Ole Miss pitcher Madi Osias helped the Rebels win their first game in the SEC Softball Tournament.
OLE MISS SPORTS Ole Miss pitcher Madi Osias helped the Rebels win their first game in the SEC Softball Tournament.

STARKVILLE--No. 9 seeded Ole Miss made history on Wednesday, beating Georgia 4-2 in the SEC Tournament.

With the win, the Rebels advance to the Second Round of the SEC Tournament for the first time in school history.

Elantra Cox's second inning RBI single brought home the first two SEC Tournament runs in program history.

The Rebels continued to roll as Hailey Lunderman singled to load the bases in the fourth inning. Ashton Lampton and Sarah Van Schaik followed with a pair of RBI singles to put the Rebels up 4-0.

In the bottom of the fourth, Georgia's Tina Iosefa hit a solo home run to put the Bulldogs on the board and re-claim sole possession of the SEC home run leader title with 20.

Iosefa came to the plate again in the sixth, representing the tying run, but was hit by Madi Osias. Alyssa DiCarlo's sac fly plated another run, bringing the Bulldogs within two. Impressive Ole Miss defense combined with base running miscues from the Bulldogs allowed the Rebels to escape the inning only allowing the one run.

It wasn't all offense for the Rebels as pitcher Osias threw a complete game, allowing just two runs on five hits and striking out four.

A one, two, three seventh inning sealed the victory for Ole Miss.

No. 9 seed Ole Miss faces No. 1 seed Florida at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, which will be televised on the SEC Network. Florida is the only team to sweep the Rebels this season.

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