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LIVE BLOG: Ole Miss vs. Auburn – Game Two

LIVE BLOG: Ole Miss vs. Auburn – Game Two

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss defeated Auburn 1-0 Friday night in Game One of the series. The Rebels go for the series win today at 1:30 p.m., and we’ve got a live blog of all the action at Swayze!

WE WILL BRING YOU A BATTER-BY-BATTER UPDATE HERE IN OUR LIVE BLOG. SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES AND REFRESH AS NEEDED. #HottyToddy 

FINAL: OLE MISS 6, AUBURN 5

Ole Miss clinches the series win over the Tigers!


INNING 9

Top of 9th

Taylor Broadway takes the mound to start the 9th. He relieves Tyler Myers. Rebels lead 6-5.

Due up for Auburn: 1-2-3. Bliss-Ward-Woley. 

Bliss – He pops up to Bench for out number 1! He had hit two homers today. Great play by Bench.

Ward – Left fielder Ward up next. Broadway gets him to go down swinging on a 95 mph fastball! Two down!

Woley – Three-hole hitter falls behind 1-2 but singles through the right side. Tying run is on board.

Miller – Cleanup batter Miller is up now for Auburn. He’s 2-4 today. (Farquhar to pinch run for Woley.) HE FLIES OUT TO PLUMLEE IN RIGHT AND OLE MISS WINS!

FINAL: OLE MISS 6, AUBURN 5


INNING 8

Top of 8th

Tyler Myers back to the mound for Ole Miss. Cade Sammons to right field for Hayden Leatherwood. Ole Miss leads 6-5

Due up for Auburn: 7-8-9. Shenker-Howell-Hall.

Shenker – He strikes out looking to start the 8th.

Dyal – He’s on to pinch hit for Howell. He pops up to right for the second out of the 8th. Two outs, nobody on.

Hall – Right fielder and former Rebel Hall up next, and he falls behind in the count, 1-2. He then strikes out swinging. Three up, three down for Myers!

Bottom of 8th

Due up for Ole Miss: 2-3-4. Gonzalez-Graham-Elko. Ole Miss leads 6-5. 

Carson Swilling back to the mound for Auburn. 

Jacob Gonzalez – With a full count, Jacob singles to right field for a leadoff hit for the Rebels.

**New pitcher for Auburn. RHP Blake Burkhalter to the mound for Swilling. 

Kevin Graham – Ole Miss left fielder up next. He’s got Gonzalez at first and no outs. Rebels lead 6-5. He flies out to center for the first out of the B8.

Tim Elko – Rebs’ captain up to bat. He’s 0-3 today. Ole Miss has runner on first and one out and a 6-5 lead over the Tigers. Gonzalez goes to second on a wild pitch. Elko flies out to left. Two outs, one RISP.

Hayden Dunhurst – Ole Miss catcher is intentionally walked. Rebels with two on, two outs.

Justin Bench – Third baseman Bench comes up next. He’s hitting .294 with RISP. He draws a walk and the Rebels have bases loaded with two outs!

Ben Van Cleve – Van Cleve to pinch hit for Sammons. He is hitting .333 with bases loaded and .417 with two outs. Count is 3-2 to Van Cleve. He grounds out to second and that ends the 8th.

END OF 8TH INNING: OLE MISS 6, AUBURN 5


INNING 7

Top of 7th

Austin Miller back to the mound for Ole Miss. Rebels lead Auburn, 6-3. 

Due up for Auburn: 1-2-3. Bliss-Ward-Woley

Bliss – He homers to left field, his second home run of the day, to start off the 7th inning. Rebels lead is 6-4. 

Ward – The Auburn left fielder is up next. He’s 3-3 today but pops up to second for the first out of the 7th.

Woley – Three hole hitter steps up to bat for Auburn and he grounds out to Chatagnier at second. Two down, nobody on.

Miller – Tigers’ first baseman up next. He homers to right field. Rebels’ lead is 6-5.

**New pitcher for Ole Miss: Tyler Myers takes the mound for Austin Miller. 

Moore – Auburn five-hole hitter up next and he singles through the left side. Tying run on base.

Williams – Tigers’ catcher Williams up next. He’s got runner on first and two outs, full-count. Thankfully, he pops up to second to end the Auburn threat in the 7th!

Bottom of 7th

Due up for Ole Miss: 7-8-9. Leatherwood-Harris-McCants. Ole Miss leads Auburn by one run, 6-5. 

Swilling back to the mound for Auburn. 

Hayden Leatherwood – Hayden flies out to the center field warning track.

Calvin Harris – The Ole Miss DH grounds out to short. Two down for the Rebels here in the seventh.

TJ McCants – Ole Miss CF is up next. He’s 1-3 today with a single. He draws a full-count walk and the Rebels have runner on first with two outs. Really good at-bat for McCants.

Peyton Chatagnier – Back to the top of the order as Chatagnier comes up to bat with runner on first and two outs. McCants steals second. Full count to Chatagnier but he strikes out swinging to end the 7th.

END OF 7TH INNING: OLE MISS 6, AUBURN 5


INNING 6

Top of 6th

Jackson Kimbrell to the mound for the Rebels after Drew McDaniel’s five innings of work. Ole Miss leads 6-2. 

Due up for Auburn: 5-6-7. Moore-Williams-Hill. 

Moore – He draws a four-pitch walk to start the sixth.

Williams – Moore goes to second on a  wild pitch. Kimbrell gets him to go down swinging!

Shenker – He comes on to DH for Hill. Auburn has runner on second with one out. He doubles down the right field line and scores Moore. Ole Miss leads 6-3. Auburn with runner on second and one out.

**New pitcher for the Rebels. Austin Miller heads to the mound for Jackson Kimbrell. 

Howell – Miller gets him to pop up to third.

Hall – Miller gets Josh Hall to go down swinging to end the top of the sixth!

Bottom of 6th

Due up for Ole Miss: 2-3-4. Gonzalez-Graham-Elko. Rebels lead 6-3. 

Jacob Gonzalez – Jacob strikes out swinging.

Kevin Graham – Draws a one-out, four-pitch walk. He’s been on base all four at bats today.

**New Auburn pitcher is Carson Swilling. The RHP takes the mound for Brooks Fuller. 

Tim Elko – Ole Miss cleanup hitter steps up to bat with runner on and one out. He strikes out looking. Two outs now for the Rebs.

Hayden Dunhurst – Rebels’ catcher up next. Ole Miss has runner on first with two outs. Hayden singles to right center and Graham advances to third!

Justin Bench – The Ole Miss third baseman comes up to bat with runners on the corners and two outs. He strikes out swinging and that’s it for the sixth inning.

END OF 6TH INNING: OLE MISS 6, AUBURN 3


INNING 5

Top of 5th

Due up for Auburn: 1-2-3. Bliss-Ward-Woley

Drew McDaniel back to the mound for the Rebels. He’s thrown 79 total pitches today, 58 strikes. He’s got 7 Ks on the day. Ole Miss leads 6-2. 

Bliss – Shortstop Bliss up to start the fifth. He had a solo home run his last time up to bat. He grounds out to third. McDaniel has retired six in a row. #HottyToddy

Ward – The Auburn left fielder singles to right. He is 3-3 today. The Tigers have 6 hits today and he’s got half of them. One on, one out.

Woley – Three-hole hitter Woley up. He was HBP in first inning and singled up middle in the third. (Kimbrell up in the bullpen for the Rebels.) He flies out to right. Two outs, runner on first for Auburn.

Miller – Cleanup hitter Tyler Miller up for Auburn with runner on and two outs. Rebels lead 6-2. He pops up to third to end the Auburn portion of the fifth!

Bottom of 5th

Due up for Ole Miss: 7-8-9. Leatherwood-Harris-McCants. Brooks Fuller back to the mound for Auburn. Ole Miss leads 6-2.

Hayden Leatherwood – Ole Miss RF strikes out to start the fifth.

Calvin Harris – The DH steps up next for the Rebels. He’s got 3 RBI today. Calvin draws a full count walk and Ole Miss has a man on.

TJ McCants – TJ singles through the right side and Calvin goes to second!

Peyton Chatagnier – The Ole Miss second baseman comes up to bat with runners on first and second and one out. With a full count, he lines into a DP and Harris is out.

END OF 5TH INNING: OLE MISS 6, AUBURN 2


INNING 4

Top of 4th

Due up for Auburn: 7-8-9. McDaniel has thrown 68 total pitches and goes back to the mound for the Rebels. He’s got six Ks thus far today. Ole Miss leads 6-2

Hill – Cam Hill grounds out to Tim Elko at first to start the inning.

Howell – Auburn CF pops up to third. Two down, nobody on.

Hall – RF and nine-hole hitter Hall up next for Auburn. He strikes out swinging and that’s McDaniel’s SEVENTH K of the game. Side is retired!

Bottom of 4th

New pitcher for Auburn: Brooks Fuller to the mound for Mason Barnett. 

Due up for Ole Miss: 1-2-3. Chatagnier-Gonzalez-Graham

Peyton Chatagnier – Leadoff man Chatagnier singles through the left side!

Jacob Gonzalez – Wild pitch advances Chatagnier to second. Shortstop Gonzalez flies out to center. One down, runner on second for the Rebels.

Kevin Graham – Left fielder Graham is hitting .373 on the season and has a runner on second with one out. He’s 2-2 today with a couple of singles. Graham is hitting .300 with RISP. Graham with a single he beats out to first!

Tim Elko – Captain comes up to bat with runners on the corners and one out. Elko strikes out swinging and brings up Dunhurst.

Hayden Dunhurst – The Rebels’ catcher is up next with runners on the corners and two outs. Ole Miss leads 6-2. He’s ahead 3-1 in the count. He draws a walk and Ole Miss has BASES LOADED with two outs.

Justin Bench – Bench flies out to center and Rebs strand bases loaded.

END OF 4TH INNING: OLE MISS 6, AUBURN 2


INNING 3

Top of 3rd

Due up for Auburn: 1-2-3. Drew McDaniel back to the mound for the Rebels. He’s thrown 47 total pitches as we get ready to start the 3rd. Rebels lead 3-1. 

Bliss – Auburn leadoff man Bliss homers to left center. Ole Miss leads 3-2.

Ward – Left fielder and two-hole hitter Ward up next. He singles to right center. Tigers with one on, no outs.

Woley – Third baseman Woley falls behind 0-2 in the count. He singles to center and Ward goes to third. Two on, no outs for Auburn. They trail the Rebs 3-2.

Miller – Four-hole hitter and first baseman Miller up next. He steps up with runners on the corners and no outs.

Bianco making a visit to the mound. Jackson Kimbrell is up and throwing in the bullpen. McDaniel has thrown 56 pitches thus far today and stays on the mound after the visit. 

Miller pops up to Kevin Graham in left field. One down, runners on the corners for Auburn. 3-2, Rebs lead.

Moore – Five-hole hitter and second baseman Moore steps up to the plate. He shows bunt. He goes down swinging! HUGE strikeout for McDaniel! Auburn has runners on corners and two outs.

Williams – Tigers’ catcher up next. He falls behind 0-2. He goes down swinging!! Tigers strand two. TWO huge Ks for McDaniel and he’s got SIX on the day.

Bottom of 3rd

Due up for Ole Miss: 3-4-5. Graham-Elko-Dunhurst.  Ole Miss leads Auburn 3-2. 

Barnett back to the mound for Auburn. He’s thrown 46 thus far today. 

Kevin Graham – Graham singles to left to lead off the third!

Tim Elko – Ole Miss first baseman and team captain steps up to bat. He draws a walk and Graham to second.

Hayden Dunhurst – Rebs’ catcher is up next. He’s got two on and no outs. He singles to first and the Rebels have bases loaded with no outs! #HYDR

Justin Bench – Bench is HBP and the Rebels score Graham. Ole Miss leads 4-0 and has bases loaded with no outs!

**The play is under official review to see if Bench leaned in to the pitch. Official review is he did NOT lean into it. Call stands and Rebels lead 4-2. 

Hayden Leatherwood – Leatherwood grounds out to 1b unassisted and scores Elko!   J. Bench advanced to second. H. Dunhurst advanced to third. Rebels lead 5-2!

Calvin Harris – Harris with the SAC fly to right field that scores Dunhurst! Bench to third. Rebels have one RISP and two outs. Ole Miss leads 6-2.

TJ McCants – McCants strikes out but Ole Miss scores three in the inning to take a 6-2 lead!

END OF 3RD INNING: OLE MISS 6, AUBURN 2


INNING 2

Top of 2nd

Due up for Auburn: 7-8-9. Hill-Howell-Hall. Drew McDaniel back to the mound for Ole Miss. He’s thrown 34 total pitches as we begin the second. Game is tied 1-1. 

Hill – Auburn DH up first in the second. He grounds out to Chatagnier at second. One down.

Howell – Tigers’ CF is up next. He’s hitting .246 on the season. McDaniel strikes him out swinging! That’s three Ks for McDaniel today.

Hall – Nine-hole hitter and former Ole Miss Rebel Josh Hall is up to bat. The right fielder is hitting .394 this season. He goes down swinging and to the bottom of the second we go. McDaniel has four strikeouts today. 

Bottom of 2nd

Due up for Ole Miss: Bench, Leatherwood, Harris. Barnett back to the mound for the Tigers. Game is tied 1-1. 

Justin Bench – The Rebels’ third baseman is up first in the second. He’s hitting .275 on the season. He draws leadoff walk.

Hayden Leatherwood – Ole Miss RF up with runner on and no outs. He doubles down the left field line! Bench goes to third.

Calvin Harris – Rebels’ DH up next. He hit the solo homer Friday that won the game for Ole Miss in game one. Ole Miss has two RISP with no outs. Harris with a two-run double that scores Bench and Leatherwood! Ole Miss leads Auburn 3-1! 

TJ McCants – McCants grounds out to third.

Peyton Chatagnier – Back to the top of the order with the Ole Miss second baseman. Harris advances to third on a wild pitch. Rebels have runner on third with one out. Ole Miss leads 3-1. Peyton strikes out and the Rebs have two outs and a 3-1 lead.

Jacob Gonzalez – Ole Miss shortstop up next. He’s got Harris on third and two outs. Jacob strikes out swinging and that ends the second — but not before the Rebs score two!

END OF 2ND INNING: OLE MISS 3, AUBURN 1


INNING 1

Top of 1st

RHP Drew McDaniel will take the mound today for the Rebels. He’s 1-0 this season and has an ERA of 1.80 with 18 Ks and 4 BB. For Auburn, RHP Mason Barnett will get the start. He’s 2-0 and has a .57 ERA with 17 Ks and 8 BB. 

Due up first for Auburn: Bliss, Ward, Woley.

Bliss – The Auburn shortstop is up first. McDaniel gets Bliss to go down swinging!

Ward – Tigers’ left fielder is up next. Count is full to Ward. The two-hole hitter for Auburn was 0-4 in Game One last night, but he singles through the left side today. One on, one out as Woley steps up to bat.

Woley – Third baseman Woley steps up to the plate. He’s hitting .317 this season. He is HBP and takes first. Ward to second. Tigers with two on, one out.

Miller – First baseman and cleanup hitter Miller up next for Auburn. He singles to center and scores Ward. Woley to second. Auburn takes a 1-0 lead.

Moore – Second baseman Moore up next. He’s got runners on first and second with one out. Drew McDaniel has him behind 0-2 in the count. Moore reaches on a fielder’s choice. Miller out at second. Woley to third.

Williams – Catcher up for Auburn. He steps up with runners on the corners and two outs. Auburn leads 1-0. McDaniel gets him to go down swinging!

Bottom of 1st

Due up for the Rebels: Chatagnier, Gonzalez, Graham. Auburn leads 1-0. 

Peyton Chatagnier – Rebels second baseman flies out to right field.

Jacob Gonzalez – Ole Miss shortstop steps up to bat with one out, nobody on. Gonzalez doubles to right center! Rebs with a man on!

Kevin Graham – Graham singles up the middle and Gonzalez gets to third! Rebs with a RISP and one out.

Tim Elko – Captain and cleanup hitter Elko up next. He’s got runners on the corners with one out. Graham goes to second on a balk and Gonzalez scores on the balk. 1-1! Elko then pops up to second. Rebs with runner on second and two outs.

Hayden Dunhurst – The Ole Miss catcher is up next. He’s hitting .314 thus far this season. Ole Miss and Auburn are tied 1-1. Rebs with runner at second and two outs. He strikes out swinging to end the first.

END OF 1ST INNING: OLE MISS 1, AUBURN 1

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, 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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