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LIVE UPDATES: Ole Miss Faces Vanderbilt in First Round of SEC Tournament

Ole Miss and Vandy have a late first pitch on Tuesday night after rain across the South.

HOOVER, Ala. -- After a rain delayed first day of the SEC Tournament, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m. CT, will begin play after 9 p.m. at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

The Rebels and Commodores did not meet during the regular season, but both will be seeking a win to try and advance to the double elimination portion of the tournament that begins on Wednesday. Ole Miss enters Tuesday’s game with an RPI of 36 and a conference record of 14-16 after dropping a series to Texas A&M over the weekend.

The Rebels have a recent history of success in the SEC Tournament in Hoover, last winning the tournament in 2018. Ole Miss also advanced to the championship game of the tournament in 2019 but was defeated by Vanderbilt.

Ole Miss likely needs a win on Tuesday night to fully solidify itself in the NCAA Tournament field. The winner of Tuesday night's game will face No. 1 seed Tennessee tomorrow night 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 4:30 game.

Follow along below for updates between the Rebels and Commodores.

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Pregame

Here is the starting lineup for Ole Miss on Tuesday night:

1. Justin Bench -- 3B

2. Jacob Gonzalez -- SS

3. Tim Elko -- 1B

4. Kevin Graham -- LF

5. Kemp Alderman -- DH

6. Hayden Dunhurst -- C

7. Peyton Chatagnier -- 2B

8. Hayden Leatherwood -- RF

9. T.J. McCants -- CF

RHP Dylan DeLucia

First Inning

Justin Bench forces 10 pitches in the first plate appearance of the game, the last of which hits him. 

Elko robbed of a hit with a diving catch in CF for the second out of the inning.

The Rebels see 18 pitches, but they don't get a run home in the first.

MID 1: Ole Miss 0, Vanderbilt 0 

DeLucia gives up a leadoff single to Bradfield. 

He bounces back with a pop out and a fly out. DeLucia throwing over to first and keeping a close eye on the speedy Bradfield. 

Two-out single puts runners at first and second. A four-pitch walk follows. 

Leatherwood with a sliding catch in RF to strand the bases loaded.

END 1: Ole Miss 0, Vanderbilt 0 

Second Inning

Dunhurst with a one-out infield single. 

Nothing else for the Rebels, but Vandy's Carter Holton is at 43 pitches through two innings. 

MID 2: Ole Miss 0, Vanderbilt 0 

DeLucia works a clean frame in the second.

END 2: Ole Miss 0, Vanderbilt 0 

Third Inning

Gonzalez works a two-out walk. Nothing else for the Rebels.

MID 3: Ole Miss 0, Vanderbilt 0 

Vanderbilt with a two-out double in the bottom half. 

An RBI single scores the first run of the ballgame for the Dores. VANDY 1, UM 0 

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END 3: Vanderbilt 1, Ole Miss 0 

Fourth Inning

Kevin Graham with a leadoff single on the first pitch of the inning. 

Graham advances on a ball in the dirt. He moves to third on a Dunhurst groundout. Two outs for Chatagnier. 

Chatagnier strikes out to strand Graham at third.

MID 4: Vanderbilt 1, Ole Miss 0 

Kevin Graham with a diving catch in the outfield for the first out of the inning. 

A two-out single for Vanderbilt after McCants nearly misses a diving grab of his own. A fly out to center ends the frame. DeLucia pushing 80 pitches through four.

END 4: Vanderbilt 1, Ole Miss 0 

Fifth Inning

Leadoff single for Hayden Leatherwood, but nothing else for the Rebels in the frame.

MID 5: Vanderbilt 1, Ole Miss 0 

Bradfield with a leadoff single, and Justin Bench catches a popped up bunt in foul ground for the first out. Jones draws a walk to make it two on with one out.

Keegan draws a walk to load the bases with one out. Bianco bringing Josh Mallitz out of the bullpen. 

Vanderbilt strikes again on a groundout to second. VANDY 2, UM 0 

A strikeout ends the inning.

END 5: Vanderbilt 2, Ole Miss 0 

Sixth Inning

Alderman draws a two-out walk, and the Rebels get nothing else in the frame. 

MID 6: Vanderbilt 2, Ole Miss 0 

Mallitz hits the first batter he faces in the sixth. A double puts runners on second and third with no outs. 

Mallitz almost avoided allowing a run after a strikeout and groundout, but an E6 gives the Commodores another run. VANDY 3, UM 0 

END 6: Vanderbilt 3, Ole Miss 0 

Seventh Inning

Chatagnier draws a leadoff walk. 

Ben Van Cleve pinch hits and grounds out, advancing Chatagnier to second. 

Justin Bench provides Ole Miss' first hit with a RISP tonight, scoring Chatagnier. He stands at first with two down. VANDY 3, UM 1 

MID 7: Vanderbilt 3, Ole Miss 1 

Mallitz sits the Commodores down in order. 

END 7: Vanderbilt 3, Ole Miss 1 

Eighth Inning

The Rebels are sat down in order in the eighth.

MID 8: Vanderbilt 3, Ole Miss 1 

The Commodores go three-up, three-down.

END 8: Vanderbilt 3, Ole Miss 1 

Ninth Inning

Calvin Harris with a two-out single to keep the game alive. 

McCants grounds out to end the game and the Rebels' stint in Hoover. 

FINAL: Vanderbilt 3, Ole Miss 1 


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