Arkansas isn’t done yet. The Razorbacks defeated Ole Miss 3-2, forcing a winner-take-all Round 3 with the Rebels on Thursday for a spot in the College World Series finals against Oklahoma.

It all came down to a dramatic bottom of the 9th inning. Ole Miss trailed 3-1 when Kemp Alderman reached with a lead-off single, prompting Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn to pull Evan Taylor for Brady Tygart. The next 2 Rebel batters were hit by Tygart, loading the bases with no outs.

Tygart was pulled for Zack Morris, who struck out pinch-hitter Hayden Leatherwood swinging. The next batter, TJ McCants, was retired on a shallow fly to left field in what was almost a fielding disaster for the Razorbacks. Justin Bench hit a 2-out RBI single through the left side, cutting it to 3-2. Jacob Gonzales filed out to left field for the final out of the game.

For the first 7 innings, scoring came via the longball.

Arkansas struck first as Chris Lanzilli hit a solo home run, his third of the CWS, in the top of the 2nd inning.

The 1-0 deficit was Ole Miss’ first time trailing since the 7th inning of the Miami game in the Coral Gables Regional. That didn’t last long. In the bottom half of the 2nd inning, Alderman hit a solo homer, tying things up 1-1.

The score stood at 1-1 until the top of the 5th inning when Brady Slavens blasted his way into the record book. Slavens hit it 436 feet to dead center. It’s the longest CWS home run at Charles Schwab Field, the current name for the park that has been used since 2011.

In the top of the 8th inning, Arkansas made it 3-1 when Michael Turner singled through the left side, plating Cayden Wallace.

Turner’s hit came after Wallace reached second base on a hustle double. The play at the bag was as close as it gets. Umpires reviewed it, announcing that the safe call stood.

Both starters had strong 5-inning outings. Arkansas’ Hagen Smith allowed an earned run on 2 hits, striking out 8 of the 21 battles he faced. Ole Miss’ John Gaddis was responsible for the 2 earned runs, giving up 4 total hits while striking out 4 on 21 batters faced.