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.
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