Ole Miss baseball season comes to an end in the desert
Since the inception of the current NCAA Tournament format in 1999, the Ole Miss baseball program has won seven regional championships, but just once have the Rebels been able to win a Super Regional and that one time wasn’t this year.
Late Sunday night, Ole Miss lost game three of the Tucson Super Regional 16-3 to the Arizona Wildcats and it was never really close.
The Rebels gave up a combined 12 runs between the third and fifth innings with the big blow coming in the bottom of the fourth off the bat of Branden Boissiere who cleared the bases with a double off the wall.
This is the second straight 13 run defeat for Ole Miss in game three of a Super Regional, neither loss easier than the other. Ole Miss Head Coach Mike Bianco said, “It’s not a secret. We’ve struggled in those and we’ve been in some, though. We’ve been in seven supers in the last 15 or so years, so that’s about one almost every two years. And we’ll just keep banging on the door until we get through again. It stinks. It sucks losing, especially this close to Omaha. It hurts really bad. And it’ll take some time. But I think when you can look back, I think through a clearer lens, these kids are going to be really proud of what they all accomplished.”
The Rebels finish the season with an overall record of 45-22.