What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State fell 1-0 at No. 14 Ole Miss in Game 1 of a two-game midweek series.
* GSU outhit the Rebels 6-3 but Ole Miss scored the game's only run on a solo homer in the second inning.
* Panther starter Brandon Baker allowed one run on two hits in 5.2 innings.
OXFORD, MISS. -- Georgia State got an outstanding pitching performance, but the Panthers fell at No. 14 Ole Miss 1-0 Tuesday evening at Swayze
GSU (6-5) outhit the Rebels 6-3, but the difference in the game was a solo home run in the second inning by Ole Miss (8-4) center fielder Kyle
GSU pitchers Brandon Baker, Tanner Thomson and Rhett Harper combined to hold Ole Miss to three hits. Baker (0-1) was the tough-luck loser as he
pitched 5.2 innings, allowing just one run on two hits with four strikeouts.
Ole Miss starter Ryan Rolison (2-0), a freshman left-hander, pitched five scoreless innings in which he allowed four hits, walked two and struck
out five. Greer Holston followed with two scoreless innings, and Will Stokes finished the game for his third save.
Georgia State's best scoring chances were in the fourth inning, when the Panthers loaded the bases with two outs, and the sixth, when GSU put
runners at first and second with one out.
"It was an honor for me as a coach to be in a game like that with two good teams playing really good baseball," head coach Greg Frady said. "I want to acknowledge that Ole Miss' pitching was really good tonight and gave our hitters difficulty, but our pitching was really good tonight and we gave their hitters difficulty. All in all, our job is to win the game and we didn't get that done, but there's a lot to be excited about in the way that our team played. If we play like that, we will have a successful season."
The series continues with a 4 p.m. ET game Wednesday that will be televised on SEC Network Plus/WatchESPN.