LIVE UPDATES: Hogs Accomplish a DVH Era ‘First’ in Arkansas vs Ole Miss Finale

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FAYETTEVILLE — Dave Van Horn has accomplished a lot during his time leading the Razorbacks, and on Saturday notched a “first” in the Arkansas vs Ole Miss finale.

After taking the first two games of the series, No. 1 Arkansas got the sweep when it took on the Rebels at 2 p.m. CT Saturday inside Baum-Walker Stadium and on SEC Network-Plus.

It’s the Hogs’ first sweep of Ole Miss since 2002. That was the final year of Norm DeBriyn’s legendary tenure, so Van Horn has never led Arkansas to a sweep in what has been a pretty competitive series.

Follow along below for inning-by-inning updates from Game 3…

(READ NEXT: Check out our in-depth recap of Game 2 of the Arkansas vs Ole Miss series)

LIVE UPDATES – Arkansas vs Ole Miss (Game 3)

Pregame Tidbits

Ole Miss has tabbed right-hander Mason Nichols as its Game 3 starter. This will be his 12th appearance, but first start this season. He has a 4.30 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 24 strikeouts and 10 walks in 14 2/3 innings.

Top 1st – Ole Miss 0, Arkansas 0

  • Luke Hill flied to center, 1 out
  • Andrew Fischer grounded to first, unassisted, 2 outs
  • Ethan Groff flied to center, 3 outs … Brady Tygart on pace for a 36-pitch perfect game after retiring the side in just four pitches

Bottom 1st – Ole Miss 0, Arkansas 0

  • Peyton Stovall struck out swinging, 1 out
  • Ben McLaughlin struck out swinging, 2 outs
  • Wehiwa Aloy struck out swinging, 3 outs … Damn. 10 pitches, 3 punchouts. It took just 9 minutes to play the first inning.

Top 2nd – Ole Miss 0, Arkansas 0

  • Ethan Lege grounded to short, 1 out
  • Jackson Ross reached on a fielding error, charged to Aloy
  • Will Furniss singled to center, Ross to second
  • Judd Utermark struck out swinging, 2 outs
  • Trenton Lyons struck out swinging, 3 outs … Tygart works around an error on a routine grounder to short and strands two.

Bottom 2nd – Ole Miss 0, Arkansas 0

  • Kendall Diggs singled to right
  • Ross Lovich grounded to second, Diggs to second, 1 out
  • Jared Sprague-Lott walked
  • Nolan Souza flied to center, 2 outs
  • Hudson White grounded to short, 3 outs … Hogs return the favor and strand two of their own.

Top 3rd – Ole Miss 0, Arkansas 0

  • Brayden Randle grounded out, first base to pitcher, 1 out
  • Hill struck out swinging, 2 outs
  • Fischer struck out looking, 3 outs … Tygart is being efficient so far, three innings on just 37 pitches.

Bottom 3rd – Ole Miss 0, Arkansas 0

  • Ty Wilmsmeyer flied to right, 1 out
  • Stovall doubled into the right-field corner
  • McLaughlin walked
  • Aloy walked, Stovall to third, McLaughlin to second
  • Diggs struck out swinging, 2 outs
  • Lovich popped to third, 3 outs … Arkansas strands three more, still looking for the first run heading to the fourth

Top 4th – Ole Miss 0, Arkansas 0

  • Groff walked
  • Lege struck out swinging, Groff stole second, 1 out
  • Ross walked
  • Furniss struck out looking, 2 outs
  • Utermark struck out swinging, 3 outs … The two teams have combined to leave nine runners on base. Still no score.

Bottom 4th – Arkansas 1, Ole Miss 0

  • Sprague-Lott flied to right, 1 out
  • Souza homered to right, Arkansas 1, Ole Miss 0 … 104 off the bat and 404 feet. The Hawaiian duo is now up to 13 homers on the season as Souza blasts his fifth of the year to open the scoring
  • White flied to left, 2 outs
  • Josh Malitz to pitch for Mason Nichols
  • Wilmsmeyer singled to third
  • Pickoff error charged to Malitz, Wilmsmeyer to second
  • Stovall walked
  • McLaughlin flied to center, 3 outs

Top 5th – Ole Miss 2, Arkansas 1

  • Lyons singled to center
  • Randle out, third to first, sacrifice, 1 out, Lyons to third … heads up base running by Lyons, third base was vacated when Sprague-Lott crashed in to field the bunt
  • Hill walked
  • Fischer singled to short, Lyons scored, Hill to second, Ole Miss 1, Arkansas 1 … A ball into the Bermuda triangle between third, short and left falls perfectly and ties the game at one.
  • Groff singled to center, Hill scored, Fischer to second, Ole Miss 2, Arkansas 1
  • Jake Fahrety to pitch for Brady Tygart
  • Lege grounded into a fielder’s choice, Fischer to third, Groff out at second, third to second, 2 outs, Lege to first
  • Ross struck out swinging, 3 outs

Bottom 5th – Arkansas 3, Ole Miss 2

  • Aloy singled to left … 13-game hitting streak
  • Diggs singled to right, Aloy to second
  • Brayden Jones to pitch for Josh Malitz
  • Lovich hit by a pitch, Aloy to third, Diggs to second
  • Sprague-Lott grounds into a double play, second to first, Aloy scored, Arkansas 2, Ole Miss 2, Diggs to third, Lovich out at second, 2 outs
  • Souza singled to left, Diggs scored, Arkansas 3, Ole Miss 2
  • Connor Spencer to pitch for Brayden Jones
  • Wilmsmeyer flied to right, 3 outs

Top 6th – Arkansas 3, Ole Miss 3

  • Parker Coil to pitch Jake Faherty
  • Bo Gatlin to hit for Furniss
  • Gatlin struck out swinging, 1 out
  • Utermark doubled to left-center
  • Lyons struck out swinging, 2 outs
  • Randle singled to left, Utermark scored, Ole Miss 3, Arkansas 3
  • Gabe Gaeckle to pitch for Coil
  • Hill flied to center, 3 outs … Gaeckle does a nice job, just one pitch to keep the game tied.

Bottom 6th – Arkansas 3, Ole Miss 3

  • Stovall lined to center, 1 out
  • McLaughlin grounded to second, 2 outs
  • Aloy singled to center
  • Aloy stole second … Not known for his speed, Aloy now leads the team with six stolen bases
  • Diggs grounded to short, 3 outs

Top 7th – Arkansas 3, Ole Miss 3

  • Fischer strikes out swinging, 1 out
  • Groff struck out looking, 2 outs
  • Lege doubled down the left field line
  • Ross struck out looking, 3 outs … Gaeckle continues to impress, striking out three in the frame and stranding the go-ahead run at second.

Bottom 7th – Arkansas 7, Ole Miss 3

  • Lovich walked
  • Lovich stole second
  • Sprague-Lott walked
  • Souza homered to right, Lovich scored, Sprague-Lott scored, Arkansas 6, Ole Miss 3 … Holy smokes. Let the metrics do the talking, 113 miles an hour off the bat and 416 feet. Souza has all five RBIs for the Razorbacks today
  • Sam Tookoian to pitch for Spencer
  • White walked
  • Wilmsmeyer reached on a fielder’s choice, bunt, White to third, Wilmsmeyer to second on throwing error by third baseman
  • Stovall grounded out, pitcher to first baseman, 1 out White scored, Arkansas 7, Ole Miss 3, Wilmsmeyer to third
  • Ryne Rodriguez to pitch for Tookoian
  • McLaughlin struck out swinging, 2 outs
  • Aloy struck out swinging, 3 outs

Top 8th – Arkansas 7, Ole Miss 3

  • Campbell Smithwick hit for Gatlin
  • Smithwick grounded to first, unassisted, 1 out
  • Treyson Hughes hit for Utermark
  • Utermark struck out looking, 2 outs
  • Lyons grounded to second, 3 outs

Bottom 8th – Arkansas 7, Ole Miss 3

  • Diggs singled to right
  • Lovich fouled out to the catcher, 1 out
  • Diggs advanced to second, wild pitch
  • Souza grounded into a double play, third to first, Diggs out at third, 3 outs
  • Top 9th – Arkansas 7, Ole Miss 4
  • Randle fouled to third, 1 out
  • Hill singled to third
  • Hill advanced to second on defensive indifference
  • Fischer walked
  • Will McEntire to pitch for Gabe Gaeckle … Van Horn summons McEntire with the tying run looming in the on-deck circle.
  • Groff singled to center, Hill scored, Arkansas 7, Ole Miss 4, Fischer to second
  • Lege flied to left, 2 outs
  • Ross struck out swinging, 3 outs, FINAL – ARKANSAS 7, Ole Miss 4… Never a doubt. Never a doubt… McEntire strikes out Ross on a check-swing 3-2 pitch with the go-ahead run looming in the on-deck circle.

Starting Lineups

Ole Miss BaseballArkansas Baseball
1. Luke Hill – 2B1. Peyton Stovall – 2B
2. Andrew Fischer – 3B2. Ben McLaughlin – 1B
3. Ethan Groff – CF3. Wehiwa Aloy – SS
4. Ethan Lege – LF4. Kendall Diggs – RF
5. Jackson Ross – 1B5. Ross Lovich – LF
6. Will Furniss – DH6. Jared Sprague-Lott – 3B
7. Judd Utermark – RF7. Nolan Souza – DH
8. Trenton Lyons – C8. Hudson White – C
9. Brayden Randle – SS9. Ty Wilmsmeyer – CF
Pitching: RHP Mason NicholsPitching: RHP Brady Tygart

How to Watch Arkansas vs Ole Miss (Game 3)

Date: Saturday, April 6

Location: Baum-Walker Stadium (Fayetteville, Ark.)

First Pitch: 2 p.m. CT

TV/StreamSEC Network-Plus

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