The Razorback softball team dropped to 1-3 in Southeastern Conference play Friday night in Oxford, Miss., thanks to a barrage of home runs from the Rebel offense.
Ole Miss powered its way to an 11-4 win over Arkansas, with one home run each from the first four spots in the Rebel order.
Ole Miss leadoff hitter RT Cantillo led the Rebel offense with three hits, one a long ball, and three runs batted in. Haley Culley, Allison Brown and Londen Ladner also hit home runs for Ole Miss en route to a blowout win.
The Rebels got off to a hot start on offense, putting up four runs in bottom of the first behind a Brown home run and a pair of singles that brought in three runs.
Arkansas would put up a fight, however, answering with three runs of its own in the top of the third. Kasey Fagan drilled her sixth home run of the season to get Arkansas back within one run. Fagan reached the 30-RBI plateau with the home run.
But the score wouldn’t remain close for long as Ole Miss immediately answered Arkansas’ rally with four more runs. Cantillo’s three-run homer put the Rebels ahead for good.
Arkansas would add a run in the top of the sixth inning but it would be for not, as Ole Miss wrapped up game one of the weekend series.
Fagan’s three-run shot and Devon Wallace's solo home run were the only offense for Arkansas in the game. The Razorbaks did themselves no favors, however, when they got runners on base, stranding seven for the game.
Kelly Young took the loss in the circle for Arkansas, giving up 10 runs, five earned, in five innings of work. Carley Hummel got the win for the Rebels, giving up four runs in seven innings in the circle.
Arkansas falls to 21-9 on the season with the loss and returns to the field Saturday for game two of the series with the Rebels at 2 p.m.