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Live Blog: No. 1 Ole Miss vs. Arkansas State

Live Blog: No. 1 Ole Miss vs. Arkansas State

OXFORD, Miss.  — The nation’s No. 1 Ole Miss Rebel baseball team takes on Arkansas State today in the season-opener at Swayze Field, and we’ve got a live blog of all the action!

We will have a batter-by-batter update here in our live blog throughout the game. Scroll down for updates and refresh as needed.

FINAL SCORE: OLE MISS 12, ARKANSAS STATE 1

Inning 9 

Top of 9th

Due up for ASU: 1-2-3. Hicks-Klutts-Duncan.

New pitcher for the Rebels as Tyler Myers takes the mound for Wes Burton. He is pitching for first time in two years due to Tommy John surgery. Garrett Wood to 3B. 

Hicks – Hicks doubles to right field. (McCutcheon to pinch run)

Klutts – Myers gets Klutts to go down swinging!

Duncan – Myers gets Duncan to go down swinging! Two Ks in a row for Myers!

Gish – Myers gets his third straight strikeout and ends the game!

18 STRIKEOUTS FOR THE OLE MISS PITCHERS! 

End of Game: Ole Miss 12, Arkansas State 1

Inning 8

Top of 8th

Due up for ASU: 7-8-9. New pitcher for the Rebels as Wes Burton goes to the mound for Cody Adcock. Ole Miss leads 9-1. 

Deshazier – He flies out to John Rhys Plumlee in right field.

Toler – ASU first baseman goes down swinging. Strikeout for Burton. Two down, nobody on.

Hager – Jake Hager’s brother Brandon up to pinch hit for Jake. Brandon goes down swinging and that’s it for the Red Wolves in the top of the 8th. Three up, three down for Burton and the Rebels.

Bottom of 8th

Due up for Ole Miss 3-4-5: Graham-Elko-Dunhurst. Ole Miss leads 9-1. 

Kevin Graham – Kevin singles up the middle! That’s his third hit today.

Garrett Wood – Wood in to pinch hit for Elko. He draws a walk. Rebels with runners on first and second and no outs.

Calvin Harris – Harris to DH for Dunhurst. (Wood advances to second and Graham to third on the wild pitch.) Harris grounds out to second and gets the RBI as Graham scores to make it 10-1, Rebels. 

John Rhys Plumlee – Plumlee with the TWO RUN HOMER!!  Ole Miss leads 12-1!!!

Cael Baker – Baker draws a walk.

New pitcher for ASU. Bryant to pitch for Stone. 

Knox Loposer – Ole Miss catcher Loposer strikes out looking. Rebels have runner at first and two outs.

TJ McCants – TJ strikes out swinging. Rebels strand Cael Baker who had advanced to second on a passed ball.

End of 8th Inning: Ole Miss 12, Arkansas State 1

Inning 7

Top of 7th

Due up for ASU: 4-5-6. Gish-Culver-Tipton

Changes for the Rebels in the field: John Rhys Plumlee to RF for Leatherwood. New pitcher for the Rebs will be Cody Adcock for Jackson Kimbrell. 

Gish – The ASU shortstop and cleanup batter strikes out looking!

Culver – The Red Wolves’ DH goes down looking on a 91 mph fastball! Another K for Adcock!

Tipton – Six-hole hitter Tipton goes down swinging! Three up, three down for Adcock!

Bottom of 7th

Due up for Ole Miss: 9-1-2. TJ McCants-Bench-Gonzalez. Ole Miss leads ASU 9-1. New pitcher for ASU as right-handed Gilmer takes the mound.

TJ McCants – McCants gets a leadoff single to right field!

Justin Bench – Bench grounds into a double play. (5-4-3) Two down, nobody on for Ole Miss. Rebels lead 9-1.

Jacob Gonzalez – Ole Miss two-hole hitter strikes out looking to end the seventh.

End of 7th Inning: Ole Miss 9, Arkansas State 1

Inning 6

Top of 6th

Due up for ASU: 1-2-3. Hicks-Klutts-Duncan. Jackson Kimbrell back to the mound for Ole Miss. 

Hicks – Hicks gets a leadoff walk to start the 6th.

Klutts – ASU third baseman Klutts grounds into a 5-4-3 double play!

Duncan – He goes down looking! Three up, three down for Kimbrell and the Rebs.

Bottom of 6th

Due up for Ole Miss: 6-7-8. Leatherwood-Baker-Loposer. Ole Miss leads 9-1. 

New pitcher for ASU as Jake Algee takes the mound in place of Albat. 

Leatherwood – Hayden flies out to center to start the sixth.

Cael Baker – Seven-hole hitter Baker flies out to left. Two outs, nobody on for Ole Miss. Rebels lead 9-1.

Knox Loposer – Knox strikes out looking and we head to the seventh inning.

End of 6th Inning: Ole Miss 9, Arkansas State 1 

Inning 5

Top of 5th

Due up for ASU: 5-6-7. McDaniel back to the mound. He’s thrown 55 pitches thus far. 

Culver – Culver with a leadoff double to right field.

Tipton – The ASU CF Tipton draws a walk. That’s McDaniel’s first walk of the game. Red Wolves have runners on first and second with no outs.

Deshazier – The ASU seven-hole hitter is up next. He flies out to Justin Bench at center and Culver advances to third. ASU with runners on the corners and one out.

New pitcher for Ole Miss. Jackson Kimbrell to the mound for Drew McDaniel. He inherits runners on the corners. 

Toler- Kimbrell gets him to go down swinging. Two outs.

Hager – He grounds out to Gonzales to end the top of the 5th! Nice work by Kimbrell.

Bottom of 5th

Due up for Ole Miss: 7-8-9. Cael Baker, Knox Loposer, TJ McCants. Ole Miss leads 6-1. 

Cael Baker – Ole Miss first baseman Cael goes down swinging to start the Ole Miss portion of the 5th.

Knox Loposer – Loposer draws a one-out walk.

TJ McCants – TJ doubles down the right field line! Loposer to third and the Rebels have runners on the corners with one out. That’s TJ’s first career hit as an Ole Miss Rebel and it’s a double! 

Justin Bench – The Ole Miss center fielder is up next at the top of the order. He gets a two-RBI single up the middle! Rebels lead 8-1 as Loposer and McCants score!

New pitcher for ASU as right-handed Josh Albat takes the mound for Max Charlton. 

Jacob Gonzalez – Two-hole hitter Gonzalez with the hit and run through the right side and Bench goes to third. Rebels with runners on the corners and one out.

Kevin Graham – Graham with the SAC fly to center that scores Bench. Ole Miss leads 9-1.

Tim Elko – Cleanup hitter Elko up next. Rebels have runner at first and two outs. Elko draws a full-count walk. Graham goes to second.

Hayden Dunhurst – Ole Miss DH Dunhurst flies out to left and we have finished five complete in Oxford.

End of 5th Inning: Ole Miss 9, Arkansas State 1

Inning 4

Top of 4th

Due up for ASU 1-2-3: Hicks-Klutts-Duncan.  McDaniel back to the mound for Ole Miss. He’s thrown 36 as we start the 4th. 

Hicks – Homers to left center. Ole Miss lead is 4-1.

Klutts – Third baseman Klutts goes down swinging. That’s McDaniel’s sixth K of the game.

Duncan – He goes down swinging! Another K for McDaniel, his 7th! Two outs, nobody on for ASU.

Gish – He goes down swinging. McDaniel’s eighth of the game.

Bottom of 4th

Due up for Ole Miss: 1-2-3. Bench-Gonzalez-Graham. Ole Miss leads ASU 4-1. Pitching change for ASU. Max Charlton to the mound for Hudson. 

Justin Bench – Bench flies out to left field.

Jacob Gonzalez – Ole Miss SS Gonazlez reaches on a throwing error by ASU SS, then advances to second.

Kevin Graham – Ole Miss LF Graham singles through the left side and scores Gonzalez! Rebels lead 5-1.

Tim Elko – Elko reaches base on a fielding error by 3B. Graham advances to second. Rebels with runners on first and second with one out.

Hayden Dunhurst – He singles up the middle and scores Graham! Elko to third. Rebels have runners on the corners with one out. Ole Miss leads 6-1.

Hayden Leatherwood. – Hayden hits into a DP, SS to 1B. End of the 4th.

End of 4th Inning: Ole Miss 6, Arkansas State 1

Inning 3

Top of 3rd

Due up for ASU: 7-8-9. Deshazier, Toler, Hager. 

Deshazier – Deshazier pops up to second for a leadoff out.

Toler – First baseman Toler up next. He goes down swinging! Another strikeout for McDaniel! That’s his fourth K of the game.

Hager – Second baseman Hager up next. He goes down swinging! That’s his fifth of the game.

Bottom of 3rd

Due up for Ole Miss: 4-5-6. Elko-Dunhurst-Leatherwood

Tim Elko – Rebel captain goes down on a called third strike.

Hayden Dunhurst – Dunhurst flies out to center.

Hayden Leatherwood – Leatherwood with a two out single to left field. Ole Miss leads 1-0.

Cael Baker – First baseman Baker hits a two run homer!!! He scores Leatherwood and Ole Miss leads 3-0!

Knox Loposer – Knox is HBP. Rebels with one on, two out, and a 3-0 lead.

T.J. McCants – He reaches on a fielding error, advances to second, and Loposer scores. McCants thrown out at third.

End of 3rd Inning: Ole Miss 4, Arkansas State 0

Inning 2

Top of 2nd

Due up for ASU: 4-5-6. Gish, Culver, Tipton. McDaniel back to the mound for Ole Miss. He threw 17 pitches in the first inning. 

Gish – The ASU shortstop is up to bat first in the 2nd. McDaniel gets Gish to go down swinging!

Culver – Culver flies out to Kevin Graham in left field. Graham makes a golden glove level play! McDaniels’ velocity has been from 92-94 mph.

Tipton – The ASU CF is up next. He goes down swinging! McDaniel has retired six in a row!

Bottom of 2nd

Due up for Ole Miss: Cael Baker, Knox Loposer, T. McCants. Arkansas State sends a new pitcher to the mound. Brandon Hudson in for the Red Wolves. 

Cael Baker – Ole Miss first baseman Cael Baker draws a leadoff walk to start the second.

Knox Loposer – Knox is playing catcher today for the Rebels. He pops up to short.

T. McCants – McCants, playing second today, pops up to second. Two down, runner on first for the Rebels.

Justin Bench – Bench is hit by pitch and Ole Miss has runners on first and second with two outs. Rebels lead 1-0.

Jacob Gonzalez – Ole Miss shortstop up to bat. Bench gets to second on a wild pitch. Baker to third on wild pitch. Gonzalez draws the four-pitch walk. Rebels have bases loaded and two outs.

Kevin Graham – The Ole Miss LF comes up to bat with bases loaded and two outs. Ole Miss leads 1-0. Graham flies out to right field and Rebels strand bases loaded.

End of 2nd Inning: Ole Miss 1, Arkansas State 0

Inning 1

Top of 1st

Due up for Arkansas State: Hicks, Klutts, Duncan.

To the mound for Ole Miss will be Drew McDaniel. For the Rebels, Knox Loposer is at short today to give Dunhurst a rest. McCants is at second for an injured Chatagnier. 

Hicks – One down as McDaniel gets Hicks to ground out to short.

Klutts flies out to right field. Two down, nobody on.

Duncan goes down swinging! Three up, three down for the Rebels!

Bottom of 1st

Justin Bench, Jacob Gonzalez, Kevin Graham due up for Ole Miss. 

Justin Bench – Bench strikes out swinging.

Jacob Gonzalez – The Rebels’ shortstop flies out to left field.

Kevin Graham – Graham singles to center. Rebels with one on, two outs. #HYDR

Tim Elko – The Rebels’ third baseman and team captain is up next. He draws a walk and Ole Miss has runners at first and second with two outs.

Hayden Dunhurst – Hayden singles up the middle, RBI! Elko to third and Graham scores. 1-0, Ole Miss

Hayden Leatherwood – Leatherwood flies out to center to end the inning. But not before the Rebels score 1. Ole Miss leads, 1-0.

End of 1st Inning: Ole Miss 1, Arkansas State 0

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over a decade, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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