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ASU-Murray State baseball game canceled

JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) - Monday's Arkansas State-Murray State baseball game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Tomlinson Stadium and Kell Field has been canceled. Monday's heavy rainfall left surface at the stadium unplayable, forcing the cancellation of the game. The game will not be made up.

The Red Wolves will be back in action Wednesday night when the 15th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels visit Tomlinson Stadium and Kell Field for a 6:30 p.m. contest.

Ole Miss dropped two of three games at home against Arkansas last weekend.  The Rebels were defeated 11-4 in Friday's matchup, before bouncing back to edge Arkansas 3-2 in Saturday's game.  Arkansas closed out the series with a 7-0 win in Sunday's deciding game.

THE OLE MISS SERIES:   The Red Wolves trail 22-72 in the series against the Rebels.  Ole Miss has won five consecutive over Arkansas State, including a 3-2 loss March 23, and three victories over the Red Wolves during the 2009 season.  In the loss earlier this season, Arkansas State out-hit 17th-ranked Ole Miss 8-4 on a chilly afternoon at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field, but a two-out error in the third inning came back to haunt ASU and the Rebels (3-1) were able to come away with the one-run  victory in Oxford.  The last Arkansas State victory in the series was a 7-5 victory in Oxford during the 2008 season over the then-No. 2 ranked Rebels.

ON DECK:  The Red Wolves return to Sun Belt Conference action this weekend with a three-game series at Troy.  The Friday and Saturday games are scheduled for 6:00 p.m., while Sunday's game three will begin at 1:00 p.m.

TOURNAMENT TICKET PUNCHED:  With their 2-1 series win over FIU, the Red Wolves improved to 14-10 in Sun Belt Conference action and clinched a berth in the SBC Tournament for the first time since the 2006 season. 

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