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Ole Miss Rebels claim series with 14-2 rout of Kentucky Wildcats

Errol Robinson collected five hits, scored four times and drove in three runs Friday as Ole Miss clinched a series win over Kentucky with a 14-2 rout in Oxford.

Robinson, a junior shortstop, powered a 21-hit attack for the No. 6 Rebels, who also got three hits and three RBI from J.B. Woodman and two hits and four RBI from Tate Blackman.

The avalanche of run support made it easy for Ole Miss starter David Parkinson (4-2), who allowed only one earned run over six innings while striking out six and walking none. 

Kentucky ace Dustin Beggs (8-2) entered the game with a sterling 2.50 ERA, but surrendered nine earned runs on 14 hits over 4.1 innings on the mound. Andy Pagnozzi closed out the win with three strong innings of relief for Ole Miss (38-13, 16-10 SEC).

The Cats had only eight hits on the night, led by two from Gunnar McNeil, who drove in both UK runs. Evan White extended his hitting streak to 10 games with one hit.

Kentucky (29-22, 13-13 SEC) needs a win on Saturday to avoid the sweep and lower the amount of pressure it will be playing under next weekend when Missouri comes to Lexington. If the Cats get swept by the Rebels, they'll be in a position where they'll almost certainly need to take two out of three against the Tigers to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. 

The finale will start at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday with senior right-hander Kyle Cody attempting to salvage a win for the Cats. It can be seen on SEC Network+ or heard on the UK Sports Radio Network.


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