Tim Elko's legend grows with NCAA Regional grand slam in Ole Miss' win over SEMO
Tim Elko hasn’t let a torn ACL get in the way of continuing to hit home runs. On Friday, the Ole Miss senior captain’s legend grew with a postseason grand slam.
The Ole Miss-SE Missouri State game was 0-0 in the third inning before Elko went opposite field over the right-field fence. It was a packed house at Swayze Field for the Oxford Regional, and Elko’s blast prompted quite the beer shower.
Torn ACL? No problem.
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SEMO cut into the lead in the fifth inning, but Ole Miss held on with the Rebels bats providing insurance in the fifth and sixth innings. Jack Doughtery was the Ole Miss pitcher credited with the win while Taylor Broadway picked up the save in the 6-3 Rebel victory.
Elko will look to do more damage at the plate as Ole Miss faces Florida State in the winners’ bracket game of the regional at 5 p.m. CT on Saturday. That game is set to air on ESPN2.