OXFORD, Miss. -- Tyler Spoon's two-run triple in the fifth was the last hit for Arkansas as SEC West co-leader Ole Miss closed the door for a 3-2 victory in the opener of the series Friday night at Swayze Park.
The 10th-ranked Rebels didn't do much against hard-luck Arkansas starter Trey Killian, but the Hogs didn't provide much support. Killian (2-8) threw his fourth complete game of the season, three of them coming in losses.
Ole Miss improved to 34-13 overall, 14-8 in the SEC. Arkansas slipped to 29-19 and 10-12 in the SEC. They meet in game two of the series at 2:15 p.m. Saturday with Jalen Beeks starting for the Hogs. Fox Sports Net and ESPN3 will carry game two on television.
Ole Miss starter Chris Ellis (7-0) faced 13 batters in the fifth and sixth innings, but the Hogs stranded five and scored only on the Spoon line drive to the wall in the gap in right center. Eric Fisher and Jake Wise both singled and scored on Spoon's smash.
Andrew Benintendi was hit by a pitch and Joe Serrano walked to load the bases in the fifth. But Brian Anderson, the Hogs' top hitter, was out on a grounder to short to end the inning.
In the sixth, Blake Baxendale reached on a grounder through the middle that was scored as an error and Fisher walked. Both runners advanced into scoring position on a Wise sacrifice bunt. Michael Bernal struckout and Bobby Wernes popped out to right to end the inning. The Hogs -- with runners in the first three innings -- would not threaten again.
Greenwood entered in the seventh and recorded his second save by retiring all nine Razorbacks he faced. He had four strikeouts.
Ole Miss went ahead, 1-0, in the third when Braxton Lee reached on a two-out double and Austin Bousfield singled to center. The Rebels made it 3-0 in the fourth when Will Allen doubled, J.B. Woodman singled and went to second on the throw to the plate. Will Jamison delivered an RBI single.
Woodman led the Ole Miss attack with three hits. Bousfield had two. Fisher and Wernes each had two hits for Arkansas.
Ole Miss 3, Arkansas 2
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