The Red Wolves would make things interesting Wednesday in Oxford, Mississippi against No. 21 Ole Miss. But some mistakes would end up being costly for the boys from Jonesboro. A-State would strike first in the second inning with the bases loaded Ty White would single to bring in a run. Soon after Joe Schrimpf would stand his ground earning a walk with the bases loaded to bring in run number two for A-State.
Trailing 2-0 in the third inning Ole Miss would bring in Colby Bortles and Tate Blackman to tie the game at two after what some considered to be a controversial dropped fly ball in right field. The game would stay tied at 2-2 until the seventh when Austin Baker on a 0-2 count with runners on the corners and two outs, would get a single into right field to give the Red Wolves a 3-2 advantage.
In the eighth inning with two outs Tate Blackman would single and bring in Kyle Watson for the Rebels to once again tie the game at three. One inning later in the ninth Henri Lartigue would lead things off for Ole Miss with a double into left field. That was then followed by a sac bunt attempt from Ryan Olenek who safely made it first base after Tony Ortiz dropped a bad throw at first base.
With runners at first and second, A-State intentionally walked Connor Cloyd to load the bases to try and get a quick two outs and stop the winning run from advancing from third. But, Cameron Dishon would send a fly ball deep to left field to bring in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Ty White, Austin Baker, Tanner Ring, Matt Burgess, Tony Ortiz, and Jeremy Brown would account for the Red Wolves six hits on the night getting one hit each. White, Schrimpf, and Baker would be responsible for the three runs batted in. Cody Jackson would go five innings for A-State on the mound giving up two runs on three hits while striking out three Rebels.
Next up for Arkansas State (2-2) will be Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. against Morehead State in Emerson, Georgia. Saturday the Red Wolves will play a double header against Saint Louis starting at 12:00 p.m. and game two set to start at 3:30. Sunday the Red Wolves will end their weekend in Emerson, Georgia with a 10:00 a.m. game with Nebraska-Omaha.