OXFORD, Miss. — The 17th-ranked Arkansas baseball team dropped a pair of games to No. 22 Ole Miss on Saturday at Oxford-University Stadium. The Razorbacks fell 8-2 in the first game and dropped the second game 1-0.

OXFORD, Miss. — The 17th-ranked Arkansas baseball team dropped a pair of games to No. 22 Ole Miss on Saturday at Oxford-University Stadium. The Razorbacks fell 8-2 in the first game and dropped the second game 1-0.

Saturday’s first game was a continuation of Friday’s game, which was suspended after three innings due to rain.

Matt Snyder and Alex Yarbrough each drove in three runs in the first game for Ole Miss (27-12, 9-8 SEC). Arkansas (27-12, 8-9 SEC) had seven different batters record one hit in the loss. Sam Bates and Jimmy Bosco each hit solo home runs for the Razorbacks.

Arkansas starter Brandon Moore (3-1) took the loss after giving up six runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Randall Fant came out of the Razorback bullpen and allowed two runs on seven hits and fanned three in 5 2/3 innings.

Ole Miss struck first, scoring twice in the bottom of the first inning. After the first two batters of the inning were retired, Yarbrough reached on an infield single to third. Snyder then followed with a two-run homer that hit off the top of the wall in center field and bounced over for his eighth homer of the season.

Arkansas got a run back in the top half of the second inning when Bates led off the inning by launching a solo homer over the wall in right field for his sixth homer of the year.

The Rebels tacked on three more runs in the home half of the second. With one out, Auston Bousfield walked and then moved to third on a hit-and-run single into right field by Andrew Mistone. Tanner Mathis then lined a single to center to score Bousfield to put the Rebels in front 3-1. Yarbrough brought in the fourth and fifth runs for Ole Miss with a double to the left-center field alley.

Ole Miss added another run in the third. Allen singled to left to begin the inning and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. A base hit to right field by Zach Kirksey scored him from third to make the score 6-1.

The Rebels stretched the lead to 7-1 when Snyder led off the bottom of the fifth with his second homer of the game, a solo blast into the right field bullpen.

Arkansas answered with a homer of its own in the top of the sixth as Bosco launched a one-out homer over the right field wall for his fourth homer of the season.

Ole Miss scored the final run of the game in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, Blake Newalu blooped a single to center. Yarbrough then doubled down the left field line to score Newalu from first.

Arkansas’ best chance to cut into the Ole Miss lead came in the seventh when the Razorbacks loaded the bases with two outs for Matt Reynolds. However, Reynolds flied out to center field to end the inning and leave the bases loaded.

Ole Miss pitchers Mike Mayers and R.J. Hively combined on a two-hit shutout in the second game.

Arkansas starter Ryne Stanek (6-2) gave up just one run on five hits and struck out two in 6 1/3 innings.

Barrett Astin pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and did not allow a hit, while striking out three.

Bo Bigham and Dominic Ficociello each recorded on hit for Arkansas.

The Razorbacks had scoring chances in both the seventh and eighth innings, but were unable to push across the tying run. In the seventh, Arkansas put runners at first and second with one out, but Derrick Bleeker grounded into a double play to end the inning. In the eighth, the Razorbacks put the tying run at third with two out, but a groundout to short by Carver ended the threat.

Arkansas looks to salvage the final game of the series at 1:30 p.m. today.