No. 4 Arkansas clobbers walk-off HR, beats Ole Miss baseball 6-3 in demoralizing fashion

Ole Miss baseball lost another Saturday heartbreaker.

The Rebels lost 6-3 to No. 4 Arkansas in Fayetteville via a walk-off home run with one out in the ninth inning. For Ole Miss (24-18, 7-13 SEC), the loss evens the series against the Razorbacks (323-10, 13-7) at one win apiece and sets up a crucial Game 3 on Sunday that could end up playing a huge factor in the Rebels' postseason chances.

Sophomore right-hander Jack Dougherty threw two shutout innings to keep the Razorbacks at three runs in the seventh and eighth inning. He came back out for the ninth inning and logged a quick strikeout before giving up a single and a walk to put the go-ahead run in scoring position with one out. Dougherty allowed a three-run walk-off home run on a full count to Arkansas' Kendall Diggs to spoil the comeback and drop the game.

This is the fourth Saturday in a row that Ole Miss has come back and tied the score in the eighth inning or later and still lost.

Ole Miss repeatedly put itself in great positions in the late innings. The Rebels had two in scoring position with nobody out in the seventh inning but couldn't scratch a run across thanks to a strikeout, a groundout and a popout. In the eighth inning, Ole Miss loaded the bases with nobody out and could only score one run on a Peyton Chatagnier double play, tying the score at 3-3.

This led the Rebels to the ninth inning, when Justin Bench and Jacob Gonzalez led off the frame with back-to-back walks. Tim Elko struck out and Kevin Graham bounced into a controversial double play where the first base umpire overruled the second base umpire on a tag/no tag call to end the inning.

Ole Miss finished regulation hitting 2-for-18 with runners on base and 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

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Freshman left-hander Hunter Elliott became just the second Ole Miss pitcher to complete six innings in SEC play this season. Elliott allowed three runs on four hits, two of which were home runs, across his six innings, striking out eight Razorbacks but departing the game with his team trailing 3-2.

T.J. McCants and Elko opened the scoring for Ole Miss with solo home runs in the second and third innings. The home run was Elko's 17th of the year and the 39th of his Ole Miss career, putting him one home run shy of fourth place in program history.

Ole Miss and Arkansas return for the third game of this three-game series on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.

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This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Ole Miss baseball loses to No. 4 Arkansas 6-3 on walk-off home run