The Ole Miss Rebels are now one game away from their first appearance in a Super-Regional since 2009.
It was not a comfortable high-scoring beat down like we witnessed against Jacksonville State on Saturday, but the Rebels played defense, carried a one run lead into the final inning, and that was all that was needed for the win. The Rebels beat the Washington Huskies 2-1 to advance to the Oxford Regional finals.
The Rebels got on the board first in the fourth inning after JB Woodman hit a RBI double to left field. This drove home Austin Anderson for 2nd base, and put Will Allen 90 feet from the plate, but nothing was capitalized in the remainder of the inning.
In the fifth inning, Rebel fans got a little soaked in the outfield stands after Auston Bousfield hit his sixth home run of the season over left center. This gave the Rebels an outright 2-0 lead, and would ultimately be all that was needed for the win.
Ole Miss’ best performances of the day was on the mound. The Rebels saw a quality start from lefthander Christian Trent and a clutch closing performance from righthander Aaron Greenwood. Trent worked 6.1 innings allowing one run, five hits, a walk, and picked up five strikeouts. He would leave the Rebels in a jam, but Greenwood would come in and save the day. Greenwood would strikeout four of the ten batters he faced to pick up the save.
Since Washington beat Georgia Tech in the final elimination game of the Oxford Regional, Ole Miss will see a rematch against the Huskies Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. CST, and can be watched on ESPNU. If the Huskies win, it will force another game 30 minutes later. If Ole Miss wins the Oxford Regional they will either face Louisiana-Lafayette or Mississippi State in the Super-Regional. There are a lot of mixed feelings of that thought of facing State in the Super-Regional amongst Rebel faithful.