HOOVER, Ala. — Chris Oliver allowed only one unearned run in 6.1 innings to help Arkansas beat Ole Miss 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference tournament Wednesday.
Oliver (8-4) allowed four hits and walked two batters before two relievers finished the win off for the Razorbacks (37-21), who advanced to face LSU on Thursday. The Rebels (40-17) moved into the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament.
Michael Gunn worked around two hits in one inning’s work and Jacob Stone allowed one walk and a hit in the final 1.2 innings for his second save.
Brian Anderson scored what proved the winning run in the sixth. He singled, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.
Pinch-hitter Colby Bortles singled home Sikes Orvis for the Rebels’ only run in the seventh.
Errol Robinson was 2 for 2 with a walk for Ole Miss.
Clark Eagan and Andrew Benintendi both had a pair of hits for Arkansas.
KENTUCKY 4, FLORIDA 2: Kentucky continued an impressive run with a victory over top-seeded Florida on Wednesday night.
The No. 9 seed Wildcats (34-22) jumped out early, scoring four runs in the first three innings to take a 4-1 lead. Kyle Cody (4-0) gave up two runs over 5.1 innings to earn the win, while Chandler Shepherd threw 3.2 scoreless innings of relief for his first save.
Kentucky will play Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s late game between Mississippi State and South Carolina.
Florida (37-20), which had a 21-9 regular-season record in SEC play, managed just six hits. Gators ace Logan Shore (7-3) took the loss, giving up four runs in 5.2 innings.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 12, SOUTH CAROLINA 0: Mississippi State used a dominant all-around performance to beat South Carolina in seven innings on Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs (37-20) jumped on top 4-0 by the end of the fourth inning and then piled on eight more runs in the top of the seventh. The game was ended after seven innings because of the 10-run rule in SEC tournament play.
Mississippi State advances to face Kentucky while South Carolina will play Florida in an elimination game. Both games are on Thursday.
MSU’s Trevor Fitts, Jacob Lindgren (6-1) and Myles Gentry combined for the two-hit shutout. Lindgren earned the win, striking out six batters over four innings. The Bulldogs’ offense pounded out 14 hits, including Brett Pirtle’s three-run homer.
South Carolina (42-15) used five pitchers, but most of them had a hard time stopping Mississippi State’s offense. Jordan Montgomery (7-5) took the loss.