HOOVER, Ala. – Mikey White’s two-run single in the top of the 10th inning Thursday led seventh-seeded Alabama to a 7-5 win against sixth-seeded Ole Miss in the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.
Alabama (34-25) advances to face the loser between Arkansas and LSU in a 3 p.m. CT game Friday on CSS.
Tucker Hawley (5-2) picked up the win for the Crimson Tide, pitching 3.0 innings in relief and giving up two hits.
Ole Miss’ Andrew Mistone doubled to left field to open the second inning and moved to third on a ground out by Sikes Orvis. He came around to score on a double down the left-field line by Preston Overbey. Christian Helsel followed with a walk before Will Jamison singled to drive in Overbey. Helsel scored on an Alabama throwing error to put the Rebels ahead 3-0.
To open Alabama’s half of the fourth inning, Kenny Roberts led off with a walk and Georgie Salem followed with a single. A sacrifice fly by Ben Moore scored Roberts, while Salem scored on a single by White to cut the Crimson Tide’s deficit to one, 3-2.
Alabama added a single run in the top of the fifth inning as Chase Vincent singled with one out and came around to score on an RBI single by Kyle Overstreet.
In the top of the sixth, White reached on a throwing error to begin the inning and Austen Smith followed with a triple that drove in White. An RBI groundout by Brett Booth scored Smith to extend Alabama’s lead to 5-3.
In the bottom of the seventh, Ole Miss’ Jamison and Tanner Mathis each walked and were driven in by a two-run single from Stuart Turner to knot the score at 5-5.
In the top of the 10th inning, Kyle Overstreet walked and Moore followed with a double. White’s single scored both Daniel Cucjen, who pinch ran for Overstreet, and Moore.
Ole Miss (37-22) was eliminated from the SEC Baseball Tournament after also losing to third-seeded Arkansas on Wednesday. The Rebels opened the SEC Tournament with a win against 11th-seeded Kentucky.