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Ole Miss won one of her first men’s college world titles after a 10-3 win over Oklahoma in the opening match of the Finals

OMAHA, Neb. Ole Miss, one of the last four teams invited to the NCAA baseball championship, is only one win from being the last team standing.

Mississippi defeated Oklahoma 10-3 In the first race for the finals of the male college out of three, with a victory of an unexpected arm: the relief pitcher Jack Dougherty. Collierville, Tennessee’s sophomore was forced to serve as a rookie because the team’s 1-2 aces were used in the Mississippi run for this championship series. Right responded with his longest outing of the season: five rounds of perfect baseball before leaving the hill in sixth with a 4-1 lead and loaded rules out of control. His relief came via New Right student Mason Nichols, who hit five of the seven hitters he faced in two rounds of action and gave up just one round and charged Dougherty.

Triple Ole Miss pitchers – Dougherty and Nichols and second student Josh Malitz – enjoyed a solid cushion at the start, as their fellow batters scored two rounds atop the first and added one more in both the second and second. in the third round. The latter of these are off the bat of freshman and fifth-year rookie from Oxford, Mississippi folk champion Tim Elko, who slammed his 24th homer of the season, the most notable 4 on the scoreboard, which was the top four -outing for any MCWS mix since 2009.

When teammates TJ McCants, Calvin Harris and Justin Bench took their consecutive teammates to eighth place – the first team to do so since LSU in 1998 – the score was 8-2 and the game was pretty much over.

Oklahoma missed an opportunity for what appeared to be a major mismatch on paper, sending ace Jake Bennett to the pack with a week off, not being present since the Sooners’ opening game against Texas A&M on June 17. Now, Ole Miss will have second rookie Hunter Elliott and her perfect post-season record on the hill Sunday afternoon with a chance to win the title in a five-day hiatus. Should Match 3 become necessary on Monday, Rebels ace Dylan DeLucia should be available for at least some action after Thursday afternoon’s gritty finale that propelled the Ole Miss to the final.

The University of Mississippi separates for a win not only its first MCWS title, but also its second NCAA-recognized national championship in any collegiate sport. The women’s golf team won their first championship just a year ago. The school actually held three national soccer titles from 1958 to 1960, but none of those titles were honored by the Associated Press or coaches’ polls.

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