Abbey Latham hit her first career home run for Ole Miss (5-2) and recorded her first two RBIs in a 9-1 win over Rutgers (2-6) in the first game of Saturday’s action in Puerto Vallarta.
The Ole Miss Rebels rebounded from a 6-0 shutout to Houston on Friday and scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second, two in the third, two in the fifth and two more in sixth.
Celeste Wood was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Alex Schneider and Paige McKinney both finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Rutgers scored its first run of the tournament in the bottom of the fifth inning when Rebecca Hall lifted a sacrifice fly to left field.
Anna Borgen started in the circle for Ole Miss and gave five hits in four complete innings. Alyssa Clayton pitched two innings of relief and gave up an unearned run on two hits and one walk.