Rebels hope road trips pay off

No. 15 Arkansas is 13-1 at home, where it will be playing this weekend against Ole Miss.

The Razorbacks are 0-4 away from Fayetteville, all of the losses neutral site games.

Ole Miss third baseman Andrew Mistone is hoping the road atmosphere the Rebels have experienced will play off against Arkansas.

“Yeah, coach calls it our dry run, a warm-up for when you do travel. It helps a lot to stay in hotels, to have gotten off the bus to go play. We’ve gotten out of comfort zone, and it helps to have done that.”

Ole Miss is 5-0 on the road, sweeping a weekend series in Miami at Florida International and winning twice this week against Sun Belt Conference foe La.-Monroe.

Arkansas struggled to score in its neutral site games, losing low-run games to ArizonaState twice, to Gonzaga and to Pacific.

The Razorbacks go into SEC play having won six straight, four against San DiegoState last weekend and two against Alabama A&M this week.

Arkansas is hitting only .297 but off-sets that by holding opponents to a .191 batting average.

In its 14 home wins the Razorbacks have held opponents to two runs or fewer 12 times.

In their four neutral site losses, they gave up more than three runs just once, a 4-3 loss to Pacific.

Arkansas has scored 120 runs total, Ole Miss 130.

Mistone says he and his teammates are confidence in their offense.

“I think our run production is better than what it was. Coach (Cliff) Godwin has everybody locked in right now.”

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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