OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss coupled a terrific efficiency by beginning pitcher Hunter Elliott with a stable offensive night time and beat Missouri 8-1 to say the series Saturday at Swayze Subject.
The Rebels, who gained 7-5 on Friday night time, improved to 26-19 general and 9-14 in Southeastern Convention play, whereas the Tigers at the moment are 25-19 and 7-16.
Each groups scored runs within the first inning. Elliott really discovered himself in a bit of a jam however solely allowed one run. A Trevor Austin double with one out was adopted by a Torin Montgomery single that obtained Austin home. However Fox Leum and Justin Colon each struck out to finish the highest of the first, and Elliott was sensational all through the remaining of his seven-inning efficiency.
Ole Miss got here again with a run of its personal within the backside of the first. Justin Bench doubled adopted by a RBI single from Jacob Gonzalez to get Bench home and tie the sport.
Whereas Elliott continued to cruise, the Rebels added two runs within the fourth and two extra within the fifth. After Kevin Graham and Kemp Alderman singled to begin the fourth, Hayden Leatherwood doubled to attain each.
Within the fifth Bench and Gonzalez singled to open the underside of the body. A Graham sacrifice fly to middle discipline scored Bench, whereas an Alderman single to proper scored Gonzalez.
Up 5-1 heading to the underside of the seventh, Ole Miss added three extra runs within the inning. Alderman flew out to middle to attain Tim Elko who had walked. TJ McCants reached on a fielder’s alternative and Graham scored. Peyton Chatagnier singled to middle discipline to attain McCants.
With an 8-1 lead, Elliott’s night time was finished, and Jack Washburn got here in to pitch the ultimate two innings for the Rebels. The junior right-hander allowed just one baserunner, selecting up two strikeouts. A 3 up, three down high of the ninth ended the competition.
Elliott’s ultimate line was spectacular – one run on 4 hits with a stroll, one hit batter, and 9 strikeouts to tie his career-high because the freshman left-hander moved to 2-3 on the season.
The Rebels had 13 hits, whereas Missouri had 5. Getting two hits every for the home workforce have been Bench, Gonzalez, Graham, Alderman, and Chatagnier.
Tomorrow’s finale between the Rebels and Tigers begins at 1:30 p.m. The sport may be streamed by way of SEC Community + or listened to by way of the Ole Miss Radio Community.