The No. 1 Florida Gators baseball team fell to the No. 16 Ole Miss Rebels 3-0 on Friday night, marking on the third time all season Florida has lost. The defeat dropped the Gators to 23-3 (5-2 SEC). The Rebels improved to 19-7 (4-3 SEC).
The loss was especially rough as the Gators were unable to generate any offense. Ole Miss starter Bobby Wahl pitched eight strong innings, only allowing two hits and improving to 5-0 on the season. Florida couldn’t figure Wahl out and only managed six base runners the entire game.
In the end, the Rebels only needed one inning to defeat the Gators. Ole Miss scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the first, then relied on pitching the rest of the way.
Florida and Ole Miss will face off two more times this weekend – Saturday at 2:30 and Sunday at 1:30.