Friday night's game at Auburn's Plainsman Park was delayed over two hours. That was only the first bit of bad news for the Ole Miss Rebels, who lost the opener 3-1 to the Tigers.<>
Cole Lipscomb went the distance on the mound for Auburn, keeping the Rebels (19-19 overall, 7-9 in the SEC) off the scoreboard until the top of the ninth inning. By then, the Tigers held a 3-0 advantage.
It was Lipscomb's first career complete game game. He finished with 10 strikeouts and improved to 5-1 on the year.
"Every outing, he seems to get a little better and be able to go a little deeper," Auburn head coach Sunny Golloway said following the win. "I was glad to see him finish it. It got a little tight and we got a little worried. We had a lefty and a righty in the pen. I wish we didn't have to even get them up, but he was able to get it done."
Damon Haecker led the Tigers at the plate with run-scoring singles in the second and fifth innings. Will Golsan led the Rebels with three hits, including a double.
With more rain forecast for the area, both teams decided to move the Sunday game to today and play a doubleheader starting at noon.