Published on June 9th, 2014 | by TLV News0
Ole Miss Baseball Wins Super Regional; Advances to College World Series
Oxford, Miss. (TLV) – For the first time in 43 years, the Ole Miss Rebels are going to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Rebels whipped the number one team in the nation, Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, 10 to 4 on Monday night in game three of the Super Regional in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Ole Miss Rebels lost their first Super Regional game 9 to 5 against the Cajuns on Saturday evening, but rallied on Sunday to win 5-2.
The Ragin’ Cajuns loss to the Rebels 10-4 on Monday was their first back-to-back losses of the year. Louisisana-Lafayette was ranked number 1 in the nation coming into the Super Regional with 58 wins.
The Rebels win Monday evening is the first time Ole Miss has won a Super Regional since 1972.
Two-Time All America Baseball player and former New York Yankee Jake Gibbs coached the Rebels to a College World Series during his first year as head coach.
Gibbs guided Ole Miss to a 28-16 record in 1972, winning the fifth SEC championship in school history and leading the Rebels to their fourth visit to the College World Series.
The Rebels have not returned to Omaha in 43 years. 2014 will be only the fifth time on school history that Ole Miss has advanced to the College World series.
The College World series begins Saturday, June 16 and continues through Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Other teams who have advanced to Omaha include TCU, Texas Tech, UC-Irvine, Texas, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Louisville.
Update: Ole Miss will play Virginia in the first round of the College World Series in Omaha on Sunday, June 15 at 7 pm.