Ole Miss embracing national seed
The Ole Miss baseball team didn’t necessarily need to pad its resume heading into the SEC Tournament, but winning the league crown for the first time since 2006 certainly didn’t hurt. Today, the Rebels were able to kick back and relax for a stress-free selection Monday.
The only thing still up in the air at this morning’s watch party at Swayze Field was national seeding and even that was pretty much a lock. Ole Miss will be the number four national seed, marking just the second time in program history that the Rebels head into the NCAA Tournament as one of the nation’s top eight teams.
Joining Ole Miss in the Oxford regional are two seed Tennessee Tech, three seed Missouri State, and four seed St. Louis.
Ole Miss Shortstop Grae Kessinger said, “It’s something you dream about, something when you say you want to come play baseball at Ole Miss you expect, these fans deserve it, this team deserves it and it’s a really special moment.”
Ole Miss Center fielder Will Golsan said, “It’s awesome. To be considered one of the top eight teams in the country is always a cool thing to see, so we’re excited to get it started here and ready for regionals.”
Ole Miss head baseball Coach Mike Bianco said, “Our team has played really well and very deserving of this. A team that hasn’t been streaky, we finished well but that wasn’t got us here. I mean we played well from game one, and finished it off.”
The Rebels will get the ball rolling against St. Louis on Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.