Arkansas Defeats Ole Miss in Game One

The Arkansas Razorbacks defeated the Ole Miss Rebels in game one. Let's recap the win for Arkansas.
Jun 23, 2022; Omaha, NE, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks pitcher Hagen Smith (33) walks off the field
Jun 23, 2022; Omaha, NE, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks pitcher Hagen Smith (33) walks off the field / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

The number one ranked Arkansas Razorbacks took down the Ole Miss Rebels in game one of a three game series. Let's take a look at how the Razorbacks got this win.

Hagen Smith got the start for Arkansas and did not have his best stuff, but still did solid. In six innings of work, Smith struck out 11 batters and allowed four hits, four walks, and two earned runs. This was enough for him to get the win, making his record 6-0.

Will McEntire also had a solid day out of the bullpen in 2.2 scoreless innings of work. He struck out three batters and allowed just two baserunners. Stone Hewlett came in and struck out one batter for the save.

Riley Maddox got the start for the Rebels and had a decent start. In five innings on the mound, Maddox struck out two batters and gave up four hits, three walks, and four earned runs. This gave him the loss, making his record on the season 2-3.

Ole Miss got on the board early, in the second inning. Jackson Ross brought in a run with a bases loaded walk and Ethan Groff hit a sacrifice fly out to bring in another run. This gave the Rebels a 2-0 lead.

In the fourth inning, Jared Sprague-Lott hit a run scoring groundout, to cut the Ole Miss lead in half.

Arkansas took the lead in the sixth inning with two home runs. Wehiwa Aloy hit a three run homer to give the Razorbacks the lead and Jared Sprague-Lott hit a solo home run to make the score 5-2.

The scoring ended after the big sixth inning, making the final score 5-2. Arkansas improved their record to 25-3, with a 9-1 conference record and Ole Miss dropped to 18-13, with a 3-7 conference record.

Game two will be played Friday evening at six-thirty, central standard time.