Jacob Gonzalez hit a lead-off home run at the bottom of the first innings to open the scoring and added a two-run double in the second of Mississippi’s six and the Rebels beat Arizona 12–3 to avoid elimination from the best. for -3 Oxford Super Regional
OXFORD, Miss. — Jacob Gonzalez hit a lead-off home run at the bottom of the first inning to open the scoring and added a two-run double in the second of Mississippi’s six as the Rebels beat Arizona 12-3 on Saturday . Best-of-3 Night to Avoid Elimination from the Oxford Super Regional.
Ole Miss (45-21), who handed Arizona a 9-3 decision in the series opener, forced Game 3 on Sunday.
Gonzales, a true freshman, went 3 for 4 with a walk, three RBIs and three runs as Peyton Chatagnier hit a two-run homer 7-0 in the second innings. Doug Nikhazzi (12-2) with 10 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings conceded six hits and two runs on three walks and his 12 wins is a season program record. Junior has 142 strikeouts this season, the second highest score in Ole Miss history. Lance Lynn dismissed 146 batsmen for the Rebels in 2007.
Donta Williams scored 2 for 4 with a single shot at the top of the seventh inning for Arizona (44-16). Bullard and Holgate hit one RBI single after another in the fourth.
Hayden Hurst scored 3 for 4 with two RBIs for Ole Miss.
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