College World Series: Ole Miss Eliminates TCU

College World SeriesOMAHA, Neb. – Ole Miss pounded out 11 hits against TCU and scored more runs against the Horned Frogs than any team in the tournament to get past them in a 6-4 Game 10 win in the 2014 College World Series Thursday night at TD Ameritrade Park. Will Allen and Sikes Orvis led the offensive attack with three hits apiece and combined to drive in five of the six runs the Rebels scored. The Rebels hit .306 (11-for-36) in the game after hitting .105 (6-for-57) in the two previous games.

Ole Miss launched the opening salve of the game against TCU starter Tyler Alexander who was hit hard for a second straight start allowing six hits and three earned runs in 3.1 innings pitched. The freshman southpaw would leave after allowing a single and a double to start the fourth inning for right-handed reliever Jordan Kipper.

Ole Miss right fielder J.B. Woodman opened the third inning with a double and would score on a single by Braxton Lee for the first run of the game. Allen would drive the second double of the inning to the gap in right to score Lee and Auston Bousfield who was hit by a pitch to give the Rebels a 3-0 lead.

Boomer White would begin the Horned Frogs’ comeback with a double that scored Kevin Cron in the fourth. Keaton Jones and Cody Jones each drew bases loaded walks that scored Garrett Crain and White to tie the game at 3-3.

Orvis would come to bat in the fifth inning with two men on after back-to-back walks and drove in Bousfield with a single to retake the lead for Ole Miss at 4-3.

However, big Kevin Cron would deposit a Josh Laxer delivery into the stands in left center to tie the game at 4-4 with a solo shot for the second homer of the series. Both home runs have been solo home runs so far.

Allen would single with two men on and no outs in the seventh to score Bousfield and give Ole Miss the 5-4 lead. Orvis would add an insurance run with a double deep into the corner in left field that nicked the chalk to score Allen and extend the lead to 6-4.

The Rebels’ bullpen would be strong on the back end as freshman Wyatt Short and senior Aaron Greenwood would keep TCU from scoring over the last three innings to secure the win.

Ole Miss advances to face Virginia on Friday night at 7:00 pm central and must win to force an elimination game on Saturday.

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Mark West grew up playing and loving baseball. In college, he found an interest in writing and reporting on sports. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television Broadcasting with a News emphasis and a minor in Political Science. Mark can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @MarkWestCBC Mark began writing a few years ago informally about politics and sports on various blogs, but has focused primarily on baseball writing for the last two years. He loves Arkansas State Red Wolves baseball and writes about the games and the players for the Red Wolves and the Sun Belt Conference. Mark is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting. Follow on Twitter @MarkWestCBC