Final: Ole Miss 8, Tenn.-Martin 2

OXFORD – Three Ole Miss players hit home runs, and freshman James McArthur settled in after a rocky start as the No. 8-ranked Rebels defeated Tennessee-Martin 8-2 today.

The game began at 11 a.m. before a mostly full Swayze Field on the annual kids day event, a time for local schools to take field trips.

Here’s Mike Bianco:

The Rebels improved to 20-2 and return to SEC play Thursday evening here against No. 14 South Carolina.

McArthur gave up a base hit and a home run to fall behind 2-0 in the first. He would go on to pitch five innings, scattering four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.

Tate Blackman, Colby Bortles and Cameron Dishon hit home runs for Ole Miss.

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Ole Miss 8, Tennessee-Martin 2

UTM      200        000        000        –              2             7             1

Ole Miss              030        010        04X        –              8             7             0

WP: James McArthur (3-0). LP: Jake Patzner (1-2). Multiple Hits: (UTM) Fletcher Johnson 3, Austin Taylor. (OM) Colby Bortles, Tate Blackman, Cameron Dishon. DP: UTM 1. LOB: UTM 9, Ole Miss 5. HR: (OM) Bortles, Blackman, DIshon. T: 2:38.

Records: Ole Miss 20-2, UTM 7-14

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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  • Killer_Beeze

    Watched the game on ESPN3. Slow start for the Rebels with a strong finish. That was a great idea to invite school kids to see the game. They seemed to be having a good time chasing foul balls.
    Can’t wait to see the Gamecocks & the Rebels play. Should be an exciting series. The ‘Cocks have a very good bullpen so I read/hear. Need to take at least 2 out of 3.

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