By From school reports
OXFORD – Alex Yarbrough hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to push the Rebels to a third walk-off win in as many games as No. 14 Ole Miss (29-13) defeated Murray State (19-21) by a score of 11-10 on Tuesday.
It’s the second home run of the season or Yarbrough who hit a game-tying home run in the 8th inning against No. 5 LSU on Sunday to put the Rebels in position to claim a series sweep over the Tigers.
“That was a crazy baseball game,” Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco said. “You have to credit Murray State for being down on the road and putting together that kind of inning. I love the way we responded when they tied it up in the eighth. Nobody panicked and everyone stayed focused.
“Alex Yarbrough was aggressive at the plate and got another big hit to win the game. He is swinging with confidence, and good things happen when players go to the plate with confidence. Matt Crouse had a tremendous outing and was very consistent for six innings. It was good to see our offense carry over from the weekend with 20 hits and 11 runs.”
Brett Huber (2-0) picked up the win in relief for the second straight game as he worked two innings and gave up one run on one hit with three strikeouts. The run was unearned as it came on a fielding error in the ninth that allowed Murray State to tie the game. Huber entered the game with a man on first and no outs.
Ole Miss will return to action tonight when the Rebels host UT-Martin at 6:30 p.m. at Oxford-University Stadium.