Tide Baseball Wins Series At Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Tucker Hawley did the pitching and Andrew Miller continued his hot hitting as he had three hits to help lead the Alabama baseball team to a 6-4 win over Mississippi on Sunday afternoon at Oxford-University Stadium. With the win, the Crimson Tide takes the weekend series over the Rebels, winning two of three games to open Southeastern Conference play.

Alabama (13-7, 2-1 SEC) sophomore starting pitcher Tucker Hawley earned the win and improved to 4-1 on the year, while Jonathan Smart earned his second save in as many games, notching his third save of the season. Smart pitched the final two innings, allowing one run on two hits. Ole Miss (15-6, 1-2 SEC) starting pitcher Austin Wright took the loss, dropping to 2-2 on the year.

Alabama's six runs came on eight hits, as Andrew Miller was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored and Taylor Dugas was 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI with three walks. Jeremiah Tullidge was 1-for-3 with two RBI, Jon Kelton was 1-for-3 with a two runs, and James Tullidge was 1-for-1 with an RBI and a walk.

Mississippi touched the Alabama pitchers for nine hits on Sunday, as Alex Yarbrough was 3-for-4 and Tanner Mathis and matt snyder had two hits each.

Alabama returns to Sewell-Thomas Stadium for a Tuesday night game against the UAB Blazers, with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m. UAB enters Tuesday's game with an 11-8 record following a weekend home sweep of UT-Martin. Probable starting pitchers for the game have not been announced.

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