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Smith Earns 800th Career Win, Rebels Top UCA 7-0

Photo courtesy of Joshua McCoy / Ole Miss Athletics
Photo courtesy of Joshua McCoy / Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss softball head coach Mike Smith earned his 800th career win Tuesday as the Rebels cruised to a 7-0 victory over Central Arkansas at the Ole Miss Softball Complex.

It was a bittersweet moment for Smith as his family joined him on field postgame, and his players congratulated him with a cold two coolers full of water celebrating his 800th victory in his 18-year career.

The Rebels (22-5) were more than dominant on the night, giving up just five hits and shutting out the Bears (16-9), their eighth shutout of 2016.

Senior pitcher Madi Osias improved her overall record to 12-2 on the year after allowing just four UCA hits, and striking out eight opposing hitters with just two walks allowed.

Sophomore Kayla Landwehrmier closed it out in the final inning, striking out two and allowing just one hit to seal the deal for the Rebels.

Freshman Hailey Lunderman kept her impressive freshman campaign rolling going 3-for-3 at the plate, while Alex Schneider was also a perfect 2-for-2. Kylan Becker, Miranda Strother, Ashton Lampton and Bry Castro all added one RBI each in the victory.

The Rebels struck early, scoring in the first inning for the 10th time this season, thanks to an RBI groundout from Strother that scored Elantra Cox, who was responsible for two runs in the game.

Ole Miss kept it going two frames later when Lampton shot a ground ball to the first that scored Strother, and also allowed Cox to cross home thanks to an errant throw by the first baseman.

The Rebels put together their biggest scoring inning of the night in the fourth when Becker laid down an RBI bunt, before a wild pitch brought home two more runners making it a 6-0 contest.

Ole Miss went on to score the final run of the game in the fifth when Castro’s groundout scored Strother, capping the offense for the Rebels.

Next Up
The Rebels cap the 16-game homestand Wednesday when they host ULM at 6:30 p.m. The game is the first nationally-televised broadcast for Ole Miss this season, and will air on SEC Network with Melissa Lee (play-by-play) and Cheri Kempf (analyst) on the call.

For all Ole Miss Softball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissSoftball, on Facebook at Ole Miss Softball and on Instagram at Instagram.com/olemisssoftball. Fans can also follow head coach Mike Smith on Twitter at @msmithsb16. Additionally fans can get a behind the scenes look at Ole Miss Athletics on Snapchat under the handle, @WeAreOleMiss.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

Ole Miss’ Weisz Earns All-America Honors in Air Rifle

Alison Weisz  Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics
Alison Weisz
Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss rifle junior Alison Weisz earned second team All-America recognition from the National Rifle Association (NRA) it was announced following the NCAA Championships this past weekend in Akron, Ohio.

Weisz capped a memorable weekend becoming the fifth shooter in program history to earn All-America honors and the first since current assistant coach Melissa Quartarone and Keely Stankey earned the honor in 2012.

“This is the icing on the cake for a great year, capped by a fantastic finish at NCAAs,” head coach Valerie Boothe said. Ali is very dedicated and works extremely hard. We are very proud of her.”

On Saturday, Weisz captured the bronze medal in air rifle at the NCAA Championships.  The Montana native shot a 593 in the second relay, which tied her for third and qualified her for the finals. Weisz finished with a 184.0 in the final to capture bronze medal honors behind West Virginia’s Ginny Thrasher and TCU’s Mindy Miles. It marked the second highest finish by a Rebel at the NCAA Championships.

Last month, Weisz earned Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Honorable Mention honors in air rifle and then took third at the GARC Championships, tying the school record (595).

For more information on Ole Miss Rifle, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissRifle, on Facebook at OleMissRifle and on Instagram @OleMissRifle. Also follow head coach Valerie Boothe on Twitter at @ValerieBoothe.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

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