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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Ole Miss used a three-run eighth inning to rally past fifth-ranked Arkansas as No. 16 Ole Miss picked up the 5-4 win over the Razorbacks (9-4) at the Dairy Queen Classic on Friday.

Ole Miss (8-3) used three-straight hits in the eighth, capped by an RBI double from Andrew Clark, to pull within a run of the Razorbacks. Heads-up base running on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly from Evan Button gave the Rebels the lead.

Scott Bittle entered the game in the ninth, shutting down Arkansas' hitters to earn the save.

Clark led Ole Miss with a 2-for-4, two-RBI performance, including a solo home run.

Former Tupelo High standout Will Kline drew the start, working seven innings. He struck out eight batters, allowing only two runs on four hits while walking only two batters. Craig Rodriguez (1-0) picked up the win despite giving up two runs, one earned, on three hits in the eighth.

n Mississippi State 2, Troy 1: In Starkville, Aaron Weatherford pitched seven innings of three-hit baseball as Mississippi State (5-0) beat Troy in Friday's opening day of the Cadence Bank Classic.

Weatherford (2-0) struck out seven, walked none and had a stretch where he retired 15 batters in a row.

Chad Crosswhite picked up his second save after allowing three hits and stranded a pair of runners in the ninth inning with a strikeout.

The Trojans (9-4) had six hits against two State pitchers. Clegg Snipes (1-1) picked up the loss after allowing eight hits.

State clinched the game with a two-run third inning.

Nettleton's Jeffrey Rea had a pair of doubles and was the lone multiple hitter for the Bulldogs.

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