OXFORD, Miss. – No. 10 Arkansas’ bats were nearly silent for the second straight game as No. 22 Ole Miss got an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Razorbacks 5-4 on Sunday afternoon in front of announced crowd of 4,314 at Swayze Field.
The loss was the second straight for the Razorbacks and dropped the Hogs to 35-17 on the season and 15-12 in SEC play. Ole Miss moved into a second-place tie in the SEC West with Arkansas, improving to 15-12 in league action and 33-19 overall.
Shaun Seibert picked up another no decision after allowing three runs on five hits in 3.1 innings of work. Charley Boyce pitched 3.1-strong innings of relief, allowing one run on three hits. Devin Collis took the loss to fall to 7-3 on the year.
Will Kline (3-2) picked up the win out of the bullpen, working the final two innings and surrendering just one hit.
Chris Coghlan banged his third hit of the day up the middle on the first pitch he saw from Collis in the ninth inning. After recording the first out of the inning, Collis allowed a pinch-hit single to Jon-Jon Hancock and a looping single to Justin Henry to put runners on first and third and one out for Coghlan.
The Razorbacks tied things up at 4-4 in the eighth inning with a two-RBI double off the bat of Danny Hamblin. But with runners on second and third base Brian Walker struck out, Blake Parker failed to get the suicide squeeze bunt down and then struck out and Logan Forsythe then went down looking.
The Hogs managed just six hits off the Ole Miss staff on Sunday with Dugger and Ewing collecting two hits to lead the way.
Ole Miss got a sawed off double just over the head of Logan Forsythe at third base by Chris Coghlan and a sacrifice fly to center field by Zach Cozart to take a 2-0 lead in the third inning.
UM catcher Justin Brashear’s one-out RBI double off the left-center field wall gave the Rebels a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning. It also ended the day for UA starter Shaun Seibert, who allowed three runs on five hits in 3.1 innings of work.
Boyce came on to retire the final two outs of the fourth inning and kept the Rebels’ lead at 3-0.
Jake Dugger finally got the Razorbacks on the scoreboard in the sixth inning with a two-run home run to left field. It was Dugger’s second home run of the series and his 12th of the season. James Ewing followed with a single to end Rebels’ starter Lance Lynn.
Mississippi left-hander Garrett White came on a got Danny Hamblin to line out to left field, Brian Walker to strikeout and Clint Arnold ripped a ball back up the middle that White sagged to end the inning.
Ole Miss extended the lead to 4-2 in the seventh on a two-out single by Zack Cozart. His at bat was extended when Walker and third baseman Logan Forsythe collided in foul territory and the ball fell to the ground. The run charged to Boyce was earned when no error was charged on the foul pop up.
Arkansas returns home for its final SEC series of the season against Auburn beginning at 7:05 p.m. on