2014 SEC Baseball Tournament: The Ole Miss Rebels face the Arkansas Razorbacks Again in an Elimination Match

Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE

After falling to the Hogs 2-1 on the tournament's opening day, the Rebels will face them again in an elimination match.

Today at 3:00 PM Central, the Ole Miss Rebels and Arkansas Razorbacks will face off in the SEC Baseball Tournament in an elimination game. The winner of today's game will play LSU on Saturday.

The Rebels, who lost to Arkansas 2-1 in the tournament opener, impressed in a 7-2 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores yesterday afternoon. That bumped the Rebel RPI to 11, which is on the right side of the magical number of 12 for postseason national seed aspirations. To maintain that, the Rebs will simply have to keep winning.

Also to the Rebs' benefit are both Vandy and South Carolina having gone 0-2 in Hoover. The 'Dores and Cocks were both teams with similar national seed aspirations.

Future MLB prospect Tyler Beede took the mound on Thursday, but after several walks and hit batters, the Rebels broke through against Beede and Vandy, crusing to a 7-2 victory. Scheduled Rebel starter Christian Trent was scratched due to prolonged soreness in his arm, but the bullpen combo of Jeremy Massie, Aaron Greenwood and Josh Laxer held the Commodores in check.

That means that the Rebs should still have a pair of weekend starters to work with today and tomorrow, a luxury indeed in Hoover.

Here's what the offensive numbers are heading into today's game:

Arkansas Individual Hitting Statistics

Name

Avg

HR

RBI

SLG%

OBP%

SB/ATT

SO/BB

Brian Anderson

315

6

46

479

388

9/11/

38/18

Joe Serrano

300

0

21

365

374

8/8/

21/25

Andrew Benintendi

279

1

26

343

379

15/19

17/24

Eric Fisher

268

9

40

464

315

4/6/

39/15

Tyler Spoon

264

3

35

377

356

5/7/

32/25

Team

Average

HR

RBI

OBP%

SLG%

SB/ATT

SO/BB

267

26

271

361

357

53/69

345/200

Ole Miss Individual Hitting Statistics

Name

Avg

HR

RBI

SLG%

OBP%

SB/ATT

SO/BB

WIll Allen

351

7

56

532

387

0/1

38/13

Austin Bousfield

348

5

46

492

397

16/17

20/15

JB Woodman

326

2

16

467

361

10/14/

22/7

Austin Anderson

323

4

38

460

414

10/16/

21/28

Errol Robinson

322

0

15

356

407

5/8/

24/23

Brantley Bell

303

0

11

364

367

2/2/

14/6

Team

Avg

HR

RBI

SLG%

OBP%

SB/ATT

SO/BB

302

36

316

417

369

87/113

331/181

SEC Hitting Statistics Ranking

Ole Miss

Arkansas

Avg

1

12

HR

3

t 6

RBI

3

t 7

SLG%

2

9

OBP%

2

10

SB

t 2

9

SB Attempts

4

9

BB

13

10

SO

9

7

No, I don't know who they are pitching, nor do I know who the Rebels will pitch. We're guessing Christian Trent will take the bump for the Rebs after feeling stiffness yesterday, but it would also not surprise us to see Sam Smith get the nod. Once we know, we'll let you know, so stay tuned.

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