By Adam Brown
The Ole Miss baseball team found late inning magic against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Friday afternoon with a 3-2 victory.
Ole Miss (36-24) trailed Arkansas for most of the game. The Rebels got on the scoreboard in the fifth off of a solo home run by freshman Kevin Graham. In the eighth, Thomas Dillard sent a RBI single into the outfield that tied the game. Shortstop Grae Kessinger drove in Jacob Adams with a sac-fly that would be the game winner.
The Rebels starter Gunnar Hoglund kept the Razorback batters guessing as he did not surrender a run or a hit in the first three frames.
Arkansas got to Hoglund in the fourth as they scored their only two runs of the game off the bat of Matt Goodheart. Hoglund worked 6.1 innings gave up two runs on three hits and struck out six.
Coach Mike Bianco called on the arm of Austin Miller in the seventh to close the door on Arkansas scoring. Miller was on the bump for a 1.2 of work; he gave up two hits and struck out one to pick up the win.
The Rebels closer Parker Caracci picked up his second save in back-to-back days to help his team reach the semifinals.
Ole Miss will take the diamond on Saturday against the Georgia Bulldogs with the winner advancing to the championship on Sunday.