OMAHA, Neb. — Even during his biggest at-bat of the season, John Gatlin’s mind wasn’t solely focused on baseball. (June 18, 2014, Page 1B)
OMAHA, Neb. — Christian Trent has been here before.
Trent toed the rubber in Game 2 of the Lafayette Super Regional with Ole Miss needing a win to keep its season alive and helped turn the momentum of the series with a strong showing in the Rebels’ 5-2 win. (June 17, 2014, Page 2B)
NEW ORLEANS – Headlined by NCAA pole vault champion Sam Kendricks of Oxford, three Ole Miss athletes were recognized as USTFCCCA All-Americans for the 2014 outdoor track and field season Monday. (June 17, 2014, Page 3B)
OMAHA, Neb. — Offense was hard to come by for Ole Miss and Virginia Sunday night. But the Rebels’ arms gave Virginia a few more chances.
Now Ole Miss’ season is on the brink.
Mike Papi delivered a walk-off RBI double in the ninth inning, and Ole Miss dropped its opening game of the College World Series with a 2-1 loss to Virginia in front of 23,393 fans at TD Ameritrade Park. (June 16, 2014, Page 6)
OMAHA, Neb. — Stats don’t always tell the whole story, but they should have been a pretty good indicator of how Ole Miss’ game against Virginia was going to play out.
It’s no surprise Sunday’s College World Series opener for both teams lacked offense for most of the night. In a game that could have gone either way, Virginia came out on top 2-1 (June 16, 2014, Page 6)
Ole Miss players and coaches have been swarmed with phone calls, texts and social media messages congratulating them on making it this far. But their focus has now shifted to the business at hand in Omaha.
In 1956, Ole Miss made its first trip to Omaha in school history. While the team did not win the national championship, Buddy Chain managed to leave his mark in the College World Series record books.
LAFAYETTE, La. — The wait is over.
Ole Miss exorcised some postseason demons Monday night, advancing to the College World Series with a 10-4 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette in Game 3 of the Lafayette Super Regional at “Tigue” Moore Field. (June 10, 2014, Page 6)
LAFAYETTE, La. — Before this season, OIe Miss coach Mike Bianco had led four different Ole Miss teams to an NCAA super regional. None of them got to the College World Series.
That’s not the case any more and it’s because the 2014 Rebels did what they had to do to overcome adversity and mistakes. They did it again Monday in a 10-4 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette that earned them a trip to the CWS. (June 10, 2014, Page 6)
Lafayette, La. — Let’s face it. Ole Miss baseball has spoiled it fans.
Sports Editor Davis Potter takes a look back at how this year’s team has rewarded them, however, especially with the run to the program’s first trip to the College World Series since 1972. (June 10, 2014, Page 6)