Pitching Woes Continue As Ole Miss Downs Arkansas

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OXFORD, MISS. (KFSM) – Dave Van Horn decided to change his pitching rotation after three consecutive weekends in which his staff struggled against SEC competition. The change didn’t seem to help.

James Teague, who mas making his first start of the year, was chased before he could get out of the fourth inning as Ole Miss built and seven run lead and then posted a 7-3 win in the SEC series opener. Arkansas has yet to have a starter reach the fifth inning in 10 SEC games.

The Rebels plated three runs in the second and three more in the third as they blew the game open and put Arkansas away early. The Razorbacks scored three runs in the eighth inning but could not pose a realistic threat in the end.

One bright spot for Arkansas was Blaine Knight’s effort in relief. The freshman right hander threw four innings and struck out six while not allowing a run.

Arkansas (20-10, 4-6) and Ole Miss will square off in game two on Saturday as Zach Jackson will make his first start of the season.