Sunday, June 03, 2007

Rebs Advance to Supers

It was another great regional performance by the Rebels as it took them three games to win the Oxford regional to advance in the NCAA Tournament. I was only able to catch a couple of the games on tv, so do not have specifics on the weekend.

Things I do know. Lance Lynn pitched a great game yesterday. Lynn struggled early but rebounded to pitch a good game. I really like seeing Alex Kliman in the lineup. Kliman had a very good weekend, and brings a good bat to the plate at times. While Kliman's arm is a little weaker than Basham's, he makes up for it at the plate. I prefer him in the lineup when we need an offensive push.

Now the Rebels will have to travel to Arizona State to take on the Sun Devils. The Sun Devils are a good team and have only lost three home games all year. We will take a deeper look at ASU and the rest of the super regionals throughout the week.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- No. 9 batter Alex Kliman had four hits and drove in five runs - nearly half his season total of 12 RBIs - as Ole Miss beat Sam Houston 21-13 on Sunday to win the NCAA Oxford regional.
Kliman was one of nine Ole Miss hitters with at least one RBI and the Rebels set a season high for runs and hits (22). Ole Miss batted around in two innings against the Bearkats (40-24), who finally ran out of juice after two consecutive comeback victories in the regional.
The first nine Rebels (40-23) who batted in the fourth inning scored to put the game away and Ole Miss failed to score in just two innings.
Ole Miss advances to its third straight super regional. The Rebels were ousted by Miami and Texas the last two seasons. They have not been to the College World Series since 1972.
Ole Miss will play the winner of the Tempe regional championship between Arizona State-Nebraska. If Nebraska wins, Ole Miss will host the three-game series.