WATCH/ICYMI: #3 Ole Miss Baseball Sweeps #23 Alabama to Start SEC Play at 6-0

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Rebels Follow Elko’s Monster Day to Start SEC Play at 6-0 for First Time Since 1969

#3 Ole Miss baseball improved to 6-0 to start SEC play for the first time since 1969 with an 11-6 win over #23 Alabama at Sewell-Thomas Stadium Saturday. With the sweep, the Rebels start SEC Play at 6-0 for the first time since 1969.

Tim Elko continued his outstanding season, leading the Rebels at the plate with a 4-for-5 day with a double, a home run and 5 RBI. Justin Bench, Jacob Gonzalez and TJ McCants all turned in multi-hit days with two apiece, while Bench and John Rhys Plumlee joined Elko with multiple RBI.

On the mound, starter Derek Diamond turned in a solid outing, going 6.0 innings with 3 runs allowed in 6 hits and 3 walks with 6 strikeouts. Austin Miller, Wes Burton and Josh Mallitz combined to close it out, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and no walks over 3.0 innings of work.

Ole Miss head baseball coach Mike Bianco met with the media following the win. Hear what he had to say right here. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.