Diamond Hogs Rally From Six Down To Advance In SEC
Just when it looked like they were packing it in for the week and getting rested up for NCAA Regionals, the Arkansas baseball team rallied from six runs down to beat No. 2 seeded Ole Miss 8-7 Friday night to advance in the SEC Tournament.
The Razorbacks found themselves down 6-0 in the third inning after the Rebels came out with seven hits in their first 11 at bats.
Arkansas started to chip away at the Ole Miss lead in the fourth inning, using an RBI single from Eric Fisher, followed by a pair of productive outs from Tyler Spoon and Josh Alberius to make it 6-3.
The Razorbacks were right back at it in the fifth inning when Krisjon Wilkerson came off the bench and belted an RBI double off the wall in center field to make it 6-4. Brian Anderson followed with an RBI groundout and Fisher recorded his second run-scoring hit in as many innings to complete the comeback and knot the score 6-6.
The Rebels pushed a run across in the seventh inning and Arkansas found themselves down again, but Spoon drilled a one-out double down the left field line in the eighth inning and Alberius followed with a single to right center to tie the score up again at 7-7.
The Razorbacks came right back out in the ninth inning and used a leadoff double from Joe Serrano, followed by a perfect bunt from Wilkerson. Anderson then gave Arkansas its first lead of the day with a sacrifice fly to center, making it 8-7.
Arkansas advances to the single elimination portion of the bracket for a rematch with 8th-ranked and No. 3 seed LSU Saturday in the semifinals. Arkansas will take on the Tigers for the second time in three days and the 10th time in the last two years. First pitch is slated for noon.