FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will play Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament on Wednesday.
It will be the fourth game between Arkansas (35-19) and Ole Miss (37-20) this season and second straight season they've met in the SEC Tournament.
Ole Miss advanced Tuesday after beating Kentucky 4-1 in the first of four single-elimination games. The Rebels are the No. 6 seed in the SEC Tournament, while Arkansas earned a first-round bye after locking up the No. 3 seed with its 18-11 conference record.
Ole Miss claimed the weekend series at Arkansas in March, winning two of three games against the Razorbacks. The Rebels won the first game 7-1, lost game two 10-1, then wrapped up the series with a 6-4 win in 13 innings. Arkansas went on to win seven of its final nine SEC series.
Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said the Razorbacks will start right-hander Barrett Astin (4-4, 2.02 ERA) against Ole Miss. The Rebels have not named a starter, although coach Mike Bianco said staff ace Bobby Wahl would not be available to start.
Ole Miss beat Arkansas 2-0 in an elimination game at the 2012 SEC Tournament. It dropped the Razorbacks to 0-2 durig their short trip to Hoover, Ala.
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau