Not a good scene for the Ole Miss bullpen.
After a shaky first for Christian Trent, the left-hander settled down and went 6.1 innings, giving up just two runs, one unearned, both in the first.
Trent started the seventh with a strikeout, and Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco immediately went to Preston Tarkington, who quickly fanned the only two batters he faced to get the game to the eighth when Ole Miss ahead 4-2.
Then the bottom fell out for relievers Josh Laxer and Wyatt Short, who combined for six walks and a hit batsman the rest of the way. Four of the walks were by Short, one of them intentional.
Alabama looked like it would run Trent out of Tuscaloosa early with three hits, two of them doubles. The error by Errol Robinson was a hard hit ball, but it was a play he should have made.
Trent really settled down and pitched well.
Robinson had another error in the Tide’s two-run eighth that led to another run.
Ole Miss trailed the first six innings before putting up three runs in the eighth. The big hit was a two-run single by Braxton Lee.
Sikes Orvis struggled against left-handed starter Justin Kamplain, striking out three times. But Orvis had an RBI hit off a lefty reliever, Taylor Guilbeau, to put Ole Miss back on top in the 10th.
Short gave up a walk and a hit batter to start the bottom of the 10th. After the runners were bunted ahead, Alabama tied the game on a sac fly. The walk-off single to left by Hunter Webb was the only hit allowed in 2.2 innings by Short.
The Rebels have now lost two of their first three SEC series. Game 3 is tomorrow at 1.