Is Ole Miss baseball back on track, or back to bullying bad teams?

OXFORD – Ole Miss baseball was one bad weekend away from losing all postseason hopes.

Now, after a three-game sweep of Missouri, the Rebels (27-19, 10-14 SEC) are in a much better position.

They leapfrogged ahead of Missouri, Kentucky and Mississippi State in the conference standings, putting them above the line to be one of 12 teams that qualify for the SEC Tournament. Now the Rebels are tied in the muddled middle with Alabama and South Carolina, two teams that hold tiebreakers over Ole Miss.

Ole Miss bullied Missouri to snap its four-series losing streak. The Rebels won the opener 7-5, cruised to an 8-1 win Saturday and closed it out Sunday with a 10-2 victory.

The Rebels’ bats awoke for 25 runs on 35 hits and the bullpen dazzled, allowing two earned runs in 11 innings. Freshman Hunter Elliott had a career performance allowing one run in seven innings Saturday and middle-of-the-order bats Kevin Graham and Kemp Alderman had 15 hits combined across three games.

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