LIVE BLOG: Ole Miss vs. Oral Roberts (Game 2)
OXFORD, Miss. — No. 2 Ole Miss (12-1) takes on Oral Roberts (9-4) Sunday in a doubleheader. First pitch for the first game starts at 1:00 p.m., and we’ve got your LIVE BLOG of all the action.
WE WILL BRING YOU A BATTER-BY-BATTER UPDATE HERE IN OUR LIVE BLOG THROUGHOUT THE GAME. SCORING UPDATES APPEAR IN GREEN.
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FINAL: ORAL ROBERTS 2, OLE MISS 6
Ole Miss leads Oral Roberts 6-2 to start the seventh AND FINAL inning of this game. Brandon Johnson back to the mound for Ole Miss.
Top of 7th
Due up for ORU: 9-1-2
Jones: He leads off with a ground out to Gonzalez at short. ONE OUT!
McCroskey: Johnson gets McCroskey to go down looking! TWO OUTS!
Demeter: Two-out single for Demeter. Oral Roberts with runner on.
Denny: Brandon Johnson gets him swinging!
FINAL: ORAL ROBERTS 2, OLE MISS 6
Ole Miss leads Oral Roberts 4-2 to start the sixth. Dylan DeLucia back to the mound for the Rebels.
Top of 6th
Due up for ORU: 3-4-5
Denny: The Golden Eagles’ three-hole hitter and right fielder leads off. He reaches base on a muffed catch by the Ole Miss pitcher at first. *That’s the third error today by the Rebs. *New pitcher for Ole Miss will be Brandon Johnson, the Rebels usual closer this season.
DeLucia’s final line: 1.0 IP | 3 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 1K | 0 BB | 30 TP
Breeze: The Oral Roberts third baseman and cleanup hitter is up next. He’s got runner on first and no outs. He singles to left field. That’s the first hit Johnson has given up this season. Runners on first and second for ORU.
Quinn: The ORU is up next. He’s hitting .415 this season, .370 with runners on. He flies out to Bench in center. ONE OUT.
Cox: The Golden Eagles’ center fielder steps up with runners on first and second, one out. He pops up to Jacob Gonzalez at short. TWO OUTS.
Loftin: The ORU shortstop is up to bat. He has runners on first and second with two outs. He is HBP and Oral Roberts has bases loaded, two outs. Rebels lead 4-2.
McMurray: The Golden Eagles’ 8-hole hitter is up to bat. He steps up with bases loaded, two outs. Johnson strikes him out on a 95 mph fastball!!
Bottom of 6th
Ole Miss leads Oral Roberts, 4-2, to start the bottom of the sixth. Due up for the Rebels will be: 4-5-6. That’s Elko-Bench-McCants.
Elko: The Captain leads off with a full-count walk.
Bench: The Ole Miss second baseman strikes out. ONE OUT.
McCants: TJ comes up to bat with runner on first, one out. He’s hitting .350 this season, .500 with runners on base. TWO-RUN HOMER FOR TJ!!! Ole Miss takes a 6-2 lead!!
*New pitcher for Oral Roberts. RHP Brooks Fowler takes the mound for Ledgend Smith.
Leatherwood: Hayden Leatherwood on to pinch hit for Banks Tolley. He strikes out. Rebels have nobody on (after the McCants two-run homer), and two outs.
Van Cleve: Ben grounds out to third to end the sixth. However, not before Ole Miss pushes its lead to 6-2!
END OF 6TH INNING: ORAL ROBERTS 2, OLE MISS 6
Ole Miss leads Oral Roberts 4-0 as we start the 5th. *New pitcher for Ole Miss. Dylan DeLucia to the mound for the Rebels.
Derek Diamond’s final line: 4.0 IP | 1 H | 0 R | 0 BB | 5 K | 55 total pitches
Top of 5th
Due up for ORU: 6-7-8. Cox-Loftin-McMurray.
Cox: Leadoff single to short.
Loftin: He doubles to left, scoring Cox. Rebels lead is 4-1.
McMurray: The Oral Roberts first baseman is up with runner on second. He singles and ORU has runners on the corners, no outs.
Gibson: The ORU nine-hole hitter is up to bat with runners on the corners and no outs. Ole Miss lead is 4-1. DeLucia gets him to go down swinging! ONE OUT.
McCroskey: To the top of the order we go with the ORU second baseman. He’s got runners on the corners with one out. He reaches on a FC. McMurray is out at second. Loftin scores. Ole Miss leads 4-2. TWO OUTS.
Demeter: The ORU DH is up to bat and he grounds out to end the frame!
Bottom of 5th
Ole Miss leads Oral Roberts, 4-2, as we start the bottom of the fifth. Due up for the Rebels will be: 1-2-3. Chatagnier-Burford-Gonzalez
Chatagnier: He grounds out to second.
Burford: He flies out to left.
Gonzalez: The OM shortstop grounds out to second.
Rebels go down in order to end the fifth
END OF 5TH INNING: ORAL ROBERTS 2, OLE MISS 4
Ole Miss leads Oral Roberts 4-0 as we start the fourth. Derek Diamond back to the mound for Ole Miss. He’s thrown 48 total pitches as we start the frame.
Top of 4th
Due up for ORU: 4-5-6.
Denny: Leadoff batter for ORU flies out to Alderman in left. ONE OUT.
Breeze: He fouls out to right field and TJ McCants makes a great catch. TWO OUTS!
Quinn: The Golden Eagles’ five-hole hitter and left fielder steps up to bat with two outs, nobody on base. Rebels lead 4-0. Diamond gets him swinging! Three up, three down!!
Bottom of 4th
Rebels lead Oral Roberts 4-0 as we head to home portion of the 4th. Due up for Ole Miss will be 6-7-8. That’s McCants-Alderman-VanCleve.
TJ McCants: TJ lines out to second as we start the B4. ONE OUT.
Kemp Alderman: Kemp singles to center! Rebels with runner on, one out. Banks Tolley to pinch run for Alderman.
Ben VanCleve: Ben flies out to left. TWO OUTS.
Hayden Dunhurst: He strikes out and to the fifth we go.
END OF 4TH INNING: ORAL ROBERTS 0, OLE MISS 4
Ole Miss leads 3-0 as we start the third.
Top of 3rd
Due up for Oral Roberts: 8-9-1. Derek Diamond back to the mound for Ole Miss.
McMurray: He flies out to Justin Bench in center. ONE OUT.
Gibson: The Oral Roberts catcher steps up to bat and Diamond gets him swinging! That’s FOUR K’s for Derek Diamond thus far today.
McCroskey: He notches a two-out double to left field. One on for the Golden Eagles.
Demeter: Two-hole hitter and ORU DH comes up to bat next. Runner on, two outs. He flies out to end the frame! Ole Miss leads 3-0.
Bottom of 3rd
Due up for Ole Miss will be: 2-3-4. That’s Burford-Gonzalez-Elko. Ledgend Smith back to mound for Oral Roberts. He’s thrown 26 total pitches as we start the frame.
Burford: The Rebels’ second baseman strikes out as we start the frame.
Gonzalez: He grounds out to first.
Elko: HOME RUN TO CENTER FIELD! REBELS LEAD 4-0!
Bench: He lines out to left and that’s it in the third. But….Rebels take a 4-0 lead over ORU!
END OF 3RD: ORAL ROBERTS 0, OLE MISS 4
Game is scoreless through the first. Due up for Oral Roberts in the second will be 4-5-6. Breeze-Quinn-Cox. After a three-up, three down first inning, Derek Diamond is back on the mound for the Rebels. He threw 17 total pitches in the first.
Top of 2nd
Breeze: Oral Roberts’ third baseman is up to start the second. He grounds out to third base. ONE OUT.
Quinn: One-out single to left field. Golden Eagles have a runner on, one out.
Cox: Oral Roberts’ center fielder up with runner on first, one out. He flies out to McCants in right. TWO OUTS.
Loftin: The ORU seven-hole hitter is up to bat with two outs, runner on first. Quinn steals second and advances to third on Ole Miss throwing error. Then, Loftin goes down swinging to end the frame! 0-0
Bottom of 2nd
No score as we head to B2. Due up for the Rebels: Bench-McCants-Alderman. Ledgend Smith back to the mound for Oral Roberts.
Justin Bench: Justin flies out to center to start the home portion of the second. ONE OUT.
TJ McCants: TJ flights out to right center. TWO OUTS.
Kemp Alderman: Kemp hits a two-out single through the left side. Rebs with a runner on.
Ben Van Cleve: He starts today at DH and is hitting .357 thus far this season. He draws a walk and Rebels have runners on first and second with two outs.
Hayden Dunhurst: The Ole Miss catcher DOUBLES to right center, two RBI! Van Cleve and Alderman score and Ole Miss takes a 2-0 lead!
Peyton Chatagnier: The Rebel second baseman hits the triple and Dunhurst scores! Peyton is thrown out at home (center to short to catcher), but not before Ole Miss takes a 3-0 lead!
END OF 2ND INNING: Oral Roberts 0, Ole Miss 3
Top of 1st
Ole Miss pitcher Derek Diamond takes the mound for the Rebels today in the first game of the doubleheader.
McCroskey: The leadoff batter for ORU pops up to second. One out!
Demeter: Diamond gets Demeter to go down swinging! Two out!
Denny: The ORU right fielder steps up to bat with two outs, nobody on. Diamond gets him to go down swinging! Three up, three down for Diamond and the Rebs!
Bottom of 1st
Game is scoreless. Due up for Ole Miss will be: Peyton Chatagnier-Reagan Burford-Jacob Gonzalez.
Peyton Chatagnier: The Ole Miss second baseman with a leadoff single to left!
Reagan Burford: The Rebels’ third baseman is up to bat. He’s moved up from 9th in the lineup. He grounds out to third but Chatagnier advances to second.
Jacob Gonzalez: He flies out to center and Chatagnier tags up and gets to third. Rebels with RISP, two outs.
Tim Elko: The Ole Miss captain steps up with RISP, two outs. He strikes out to the second we go. Rebels strand Chatagnier on third.
END OF 1ST INNING: Oral Roberts 0, OLE MISS 0
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. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.