Pennington's homer helps Texas A&M rally past Ole Miss, 12-8
May. 28, 2016
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Walker Pennington hit a three-run, go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and Texas A&M beat Mississippi 12-8 on Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.
The Aggies (44-14) are seeking their first SEC Tournament title. They'll face Florida or LSU on Sunday in the championship game.
Texas A&M scored five runs in the eighth and two in the ninth to erase an 8-5 deficit. Pennington hit his fourth home run of the season to left field off closer Wyatt Short.
Errol Robinson had four hits and four RBIs for the Rebels.
Texas A&M closer Mark Ecker worked two scoreless innings for his sixth save, leaving two runners on in the ninth.
Short, who had allowed only seven earned runs this season, gave up six in two-thirds of an inning.