OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) – The top of the Ole Miss order was on top of its game for the Rebels on Saturday.
Elantra Cox and Kylan Becker combined for five of the team’s six hits, with Miranda Strother adding the other, in a 2-0 win over Arizona State. Ole Miss will play against North Carolina in its first-ever regional final on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
“There is a reason why they are at the top of our lineup,” Rebel head coach Mike Smith said. “Our offense goes as they go, which is bad sometimes because people can rely on them a lot.”
That trio picked up the only two runs for the Rebels in the bottom of the sixth. Cox led the inning off with a triple. Becker followed that up with a triple of her own, scoring Cox. Then Strother grabbed a double to score Becker and give the Rebels a 2-0 lead.
“It was not my best game or my best stuff,” Lee said. “If the cameras were on me at all, you would have seen I went in the fourth, fifth, sixth and before the seventh inning to the bullpen to work on my stuff. It kept getting lackadaisical in a way. The pitches were not moving on those harder hits that they got. So for every hard hit that they had, I would come in and work on that pitch to make sure it was moving. We tend to attack everyone the same way. We stick to our strong points, and it seems to be working out for us.”