OXFORD, Miss. – No. 2 Ole Miss (12-1) takes on Oral Roberts (9-4) on Sunday in a doubleheader. The first pitch for Game 1 begins at 1:00 p.m., and we’ve got your LIVE BLOG of all the action.
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Ole Miss leads Oral Roberts 4-0 as we begin the fourth. Derek Diamond back on the mound for Ole Miss. He has thrown 48 pitches in total as we start the frame.
Top of 4th
Due for ORU: 4-5-6.
Denny: ORU’s first batter flies to Alderman on the left. OUTPUT.
Broken: He fouls in right field and TJ McCants makes a nice catch. TWO OUTS!
Quinn: The Golden Eagles five-hole hitter comes up at bat with two out, no one on base. The Rebels lead 4-0.
Ole Miss leads 3-0 as we enter the third.
Top of the 3rd
Due for Oral Roberts: 8-9-1. Derek Diamond back on the mound for Ole Miss.
McMurray: He flies to Justin Bench at center. OUTPUT.
Gibson: Oral Roberts catcher comes up to bat and Diamond swings him! It’s FOUR Ks for Derek Diamond so far today.
McCroskey: He hits a two-out double to left field. One for the Golden Eagles.
Demeter: Two-hole hitter and ORU DH comes next at bat. Runner, two out. It flies away to complete the frame! Ole Miss leads 3-0.
Bottom of the 3rd
The deadline for Ole Miss will be: 2-3-4. It’s Burford-Gonzalez-Elko. Ledgend Smith back on the mound for Oral Roberts. He threw 26 total pitches at the start of the frame.
Burford: The Rebels second baseman hits as we start the frame.
Gonzalez: He’s first.
Elko: RUN HOME TO CENTER PITCH! THE REBELS LEAD 4-0!
Bench: He lines up on the left and that’s it in the third. But….the Rebels take a 4-0 lead over ORU!
END OF 3RD: ORAL ROBERTS 0, OLE MISS 4
The game is goalless until the first. The deadline for Oral Roberts in the second will be 4-5-6. Breeze-Quinn-Cox. After a three-and-three first inning, Derek Diamond is back on the mound for the Rebels. He threw 17 total pitches in the first.
Top of the 2nd
Broken: The Oral Roberts third baseman is ready to start second. He goes to third base. OUTPUT.
Quinn: A single out to left field. The Golden Eagles have one runner, one out.
Coxswain: Oral Roberts center back with runner first, one out. He flies towards McCants on the right. TWO EXITS.
Loft: The ORU seven-hole hitter is at bat with two out, runner first. Quinn steals second and goes to third on Ole Miss’ throwing error. Then Loftin swings down to complete the frame! 0-0
Bottom of the 2nd
No score as we head to B2. Due for Rebels: Bench-McCants-Alderman. Ledgend Smith back on the mound for Oral Roberts.
Bench Justin: Justin flies to center to start the home game of the second. OUTPUT.
TJ McCants: TJ flies to center right. TWO EXITS.
Alderman Kemp: Kemp hits a two-out single down the left side. Rebs with a runner.
Ben Van Cleve: He starts today at DH and is hitting .357 so far this season. He walks and the Rebels have runners at first and second with two outs.
Hayden Dunhurst: Receiver Ole Miss DOUBLE to center right, two RBIs! Van Cleve and Alderman score and Ole Miss takes the lead 2-0!
Peyton Chatagnier: The Rebel second baseman hits the triple and Dunhurst scores! Peyton is sent off at home (center short to receiver), but not before Ole Miss takes a 3-0 lead!
END OF ROUND 2: Oral Roberts 0, Ole Miss 3
Top of the 1st
Ole Miss pitcher Derek Diamond takes the mound for the Rebels today in game one of the doubleheader.
McCroskey: ORU’s first batter moves to second. One out!
Demeter: Diamond brings Demeter down swinging! Two out!
Denny: ORU’s right fielder comes up to bat with two out, nobody. Diamond swings it down! Three more, three less for Diamond and the Rebs!
Bottom of the 1st
The game is aimless. The appointment for Ole Miss will be: Peyton Chatagnier-Reagan Burford-Jacob Gonzalez.
Peyton Chatagnier: Second baseman Ole Miss with a first left single!
Reagan Burford: The Rebels third baseman is at bat. He went from 9th place to the line-up. He finished third but Chatagnier passed second.
Jacob González: He flies to the center and Chatagnier marks and arrives in third. Rebels with RISP, two outs.
Tim Elko: Captain Ole Miss steps up with RISP, two outs. It knocks the second we go. The rebels defeat Chatagnier in third position.
END OF ROUND 1: Oral Roberts 0, OLE MISS 0
Evelyne Van Pelt
Evelyn has covered sports for more than 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 college on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn has covered rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a Texas newspaper.