How to watch, listen and follow Ole Miss’ College World Series matchup with Arkansas

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Ole Miss is once again the only unblemished team thus far in this year’s NCAA Tournament and are looking to put themselves in prime position in this year’s College World Series with their upcoming matchup against their SEC West counterpart, the Arkansas Razorbacks. As most Ole Miss likely remember, the Rebels lost their fourth consecutive series back in the regular season, after losing two of three to the Hogs in Fayetteville. Ole Miss had their chances to end their slump there, but couldn’t capitalize on a number of opportunities.

“Just how dangerous they were,” Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said about facing Ole Miss previously. “Our comment has always been, ‘If they get it going, they’re as good as anybody in the country.’ This team had a preseason ranking really high — top-five — and then got off to a good start. Got in the number one spot. They played good outside competition, and then they just went into a little bit of a slump. But I know they lost a player or two as far as injuries for a while.

It wasn’t until after that when the Rebels turned their season around for good. For the pitching matchup, it’ll unsurprisingly be Ole Miss’ Hunter Elliott against Arkansas’ Zack Morris. Arkansas’ lineup features the likes of Cayden Wallace with his .304 average, 16 homers and 60 RBI along with Brady Slavens and Braydon Webb, each entering tonight’s game with 15 home runs each.

The Rebels are coming off a 5-1 MCWS opening win over the Auburn Tigers thanks to a pitching gem by Dylan DeLucia and timely two-out hits. DeLucia went 7.2 innings and recorded 10 strikeouts, while giving up just four hits, three of which were given up in the seventh inning alone. DeLucia didn’t issue a single walk on Saturday. Kevin Graham had himself a day at the plate, going 3-for-5 while Kemp Alderman and Calvin Harris each had two hits.

Inside The Rebels will be on site this evening to provide updates, notes, facts, observations and more. In the meantime, here are some updated figures and helpful game day information.

HOW TO WATCH, LISTEN & FOLLOW:

Who: Ole Miss (38-22, 14-16 SEC) vs. Arkansas (44-19, 18-12 SEC)

Where: Omaha, Neb., Charles Schwab Stadium (24,000)

When: Monday, June 20, 6 p.m. CT

Radio: Ole Miss Radio Network

Talent: David Kellum (PxP), Brad Henderson (Color)

TV: ESPN

Webcast: Watch ESPN

In-game thread: Inside The Rebels

STARTING PITCHING:

LHP – Hunter Elliott (2.82 ERA, 4-3 WL, 67.0 IP, 92K, 30 BB)

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP: (Position order)

C – Hayden Dunhurst (.243 Avg., 28 R, 37 H, 6 HR, 28 RBI)

1B – Tim Elko (.301 avg., 58 R, 66 H, 22 HR, 71 RBI)

2B – Peyton Chatagnier (.251 avg., 47 R, 58 H, 11 HR, 44 RBI)

3B – Justin Bench (.305 avg., 55 R, 71 H, 3 HR, 37 RBI)

SS – Jacob Gonzalez (.277 Avg., 64 R, 61 H, 17 HR, 49 RBI)

LF – Kevin Graham (.339 avg., 30 R, 59 H, 11 HR, 47 RBI)

CF – TJ McCants (.237 Avg., 31 R, 40 H, 7 HR, 29 RBI)

RF – Calvin Harris (.330 Avg., 22 R, 31 H, HR, 15 RBI)

DH – Kemp Alderman (.286 Avg., 38 R, 53 H, 10 HR, 44 RBI)

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