On opening day at Swayze Field, the top-ranked Ole Miss baseball team took care of business as the pitching staff put on a clinic to defeat the Arkansas State Red Wolves 12-1 Wednesday to move to 4-0 on the year and extend the Rebel win streak to 20 games-the longest winning streak in program history.
Drew McDaniel (1-0) went 4.1 and struck out eight batters while allowing one hit. The bullpen, composed of Jackson Kimbrell, Cody Adcock, Wes Burton and Tyler Myers, allowed just a single hit and struck out 10 of 15 batters.
Kevin Graham led the way offensively, going 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs batted in and three runs scored. Cael Baker and John Rhys Plumlee each tailed two RBI via the home run. In his first action as a Rebel, TJ McCants went 2-for-5.
Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco, winning pitcher Drew McDaniel, and CF Justin Bench all met with the media following the latest conquest for the Diamond Rebs. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Productions.