Tuesday night’s match between Southern Miss and Ole Miss ended in unprecedented fashion as unplayable field conditions at Trustmark Park resulted in the game being declared a no-contest.
USM had a 2-1 lead over the Rebels when the game was called in the bottom of the fourth inning after numerous instances of players slipping in the infield, most notably when Ole Miss pitcher Brayden Jones sent a chunk of sod into the air and fell while trying to field a ground ball.
The unfortunate early ending to tonight’s game due to sod conditions.
The game has been declared a no contest in the bottom of the fourth inning. pic.twitter.com/SUjxmgdlfF
— Ole Miss Baseball (@OleMissBSB) March 29, 2023
The umpires called the game for player safety due to the sod having to be repaired on multiple occasions.
As a result of the no-contest ruling, neither team exited the field with a win or loss on their respective record books. Both teams have announced that Tuesday’s game will not be rescheduled for a later date.
Southern Miss returns to action for a three-game series at Troy starting Friday evening at 6 p.m.
Ole Miss heads to Texas A&M this weekend for its upcoming series against Texas A&M beginning Friday at 6 p.m.
The Mississippi Braves have issued the following statement in response to the ruling of Tuesday night’s neutral-site game:
— Mississippi Braves (@mbraves) March 29, 2023