The Ole Miss Rebels will get another shot at the Virginia Cavaliers tomorrow night.
Ole Miss beat TCU 6-4 to send the Horned Frogs home from the College World Series. We are down to baseball’s version of the Final Four.
Freshman Tyler Alexander started the game for TCU. J.B. Woodman led off the third inning with a double, and would score on a single by Braxton Lee after being sacrificed to third. Auston Bousfield was then hit by a pitch, leaving runners on first and second. Will Allen brought both of them home with a double to put the Rebels up 3-0 after three innings.
Alexander was lifted in the fourth inning after allowing a single and a double to open the frame. Jordan Kipper came in to stop the rally and keep the game at 3-0.
Mississippi sent Sam Smith to the mound to start the elimination game for the Rebels. He pitched well until the fourth inning, when TCU first baseman Kevin Cron singled to center. Jerrick Suiter followed with a walk. Two batters later Boomer White doubled to bring home Cron and get TCU on the board. Smith then walked the next two batters, forcing in a run and leaving the bases loaded.
Ole Miss pitcher Josh Laxer was charged with getting out of the mess. He walked in another run to tie the game at three before retiring the side with the bases still loaded.
Sikes Orvis gave Mississippi the lead back in the fifth inning when he singled after back-to-back one out walks.
It did not take TCU long to get that run back. Kevin Cron led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a solo home run to left field.
Kipper ran into some trouble in the seventh when he hit a batter and walked a batter to open the inning. Will Allen then drove in his third run of the game with his second double of the game to give Ole Miss the lead for good.
The Rebels tacked on another in the ninth when Orvis drove in Allen for an insurance run that they would not need.
Aaron Greenwood picked up his fifth save of the season by retiring the last four batters of the game.
Misssissippi will now get a rematch with the Virginia team that beat them 2-1 on Sunday night to send them to the loser’s bracket. They will face off tomorrow night.
If Mississippi wins, they will face Virginia again on Saturday night with a trip to the Championship Series on the line.