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Ole Miss Falls to Arkansas in Semifinals of SEC Tournament

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Jacob Gonzalez with a two-run double. Photo courtesy of Joshua McCoy / Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss’s run in the 2021 SEC Tournament comes to a close in the semifinals against the Arkansas Razorbacks with a 3-2 loss on Saturday.

Ole Miss (41-19) had to climb from behind to tie the game but came up short in making the championship game for the third straight time.

The Rebels starter Cody Adcock had a shake at the top of the first as Arkansas’ Cullen Smith belted a two-run home run into the Ole Miss bullpen.

“Adcock had a good outing outside the first inning with a two-run home run,” Ole Miss catcher Hayden Dunhurst said.

Adcock kept the Razorbacks off the board through the next 3.1 frames. He worked around a triple and two base knocks.

Adcock set a new career-high with 4.1 innings worked surrendered two runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks.

Ole Miss answered with two runs on a double by Jacob Gonzalez. The Rebels had bases loaded with one out on Gonzalez’s double that scored Hayden Leatherwood and TJ McCants.

Bianco made a call to the bullpen and brought in Jackson Kimbrell in the fifth. 

The Razorbacks answered with the go-ahead and eventual winning run in the sixth off the barrel of Jalen Battles that scores Charlie Welch, who walked to open the inning. 

Kimbrell tossed 1.2 innings and surrendered a run on a hit while striking out two Razorbacks and allowing two free passes. Kimbrell turned the ball over to right-hander Wes Burton in the game in the sixth.

The Rebels now turn their attention to the Road to Omaha selection on Monday at 11 a.m. on ESPN 2.

Adam Brown
Adam Brown
Sports Editor

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