Ole Miss wins 2022 CWS National Championship

From last team in to last team out, Ole Miss is standing on top of the college baseball world for the first time in program history.

That means former Coast stars Hayden Dunhurst of Pearl River Central and Mitch Murrell of Ocean Springs are national champs.

Yesterday, Ole Miss took down Oklahoma in game two of the College World Series championship series by way of a three-run bottom of the eighth inning, including two runs off wild pitches en route to a 4-2 triumph.

Ole Miss was a near-perfect 10-1 during the NCAA Tournament, having advanced out of the Coral Gable Regional and the Hattiesburg Super Regional without a single loss.

Dating back to May 16tt, Ole Miss is 18-4 overall, battling back from a 7-14 start in league play to become the ninth national champion since 2009 to come out of the SEC, including Mississippi State last year.

Ole Miss at a loss for words and emotions after rewriting the history books. Pitcher Brandon Johnson said, “There was no emotion. I kind of blacked out. Usually after a game, I usually have something – not choreographed – but I know what I’m going to do after the game. And there, I had no emotion. It was a dream come true. Ever since you were a little kid, you dream of being on the mound in those situations. And when it happened, you just let go of yourself because you realize that you did do it. And it didn’t hit me until probably 20 minutes after it happened, after last pitch actually happened of what was going on. So, when it happened, the emotions were true because there were none.”

1st Baseman Tim Elko said, “There’s so much to be said about how much we overcame this year. How much we had to fight through, how much we had to pick each other up and never let ourselves get too down, and this story of our season is going to be told for years and years and years to come, and this is the best Ole Miss baseball team in history.”

Head Coach Mike Bianco said, “It wasn’t just a national championship, I believe that. I mean during the trophy presentation, when you look in the stands, I mean the stadium holds 25,000 and it looked almost still packed I mean that’s how many fans we had here. And so, this group of young men, I think people have fallen in love with them, their story and where they come from, and they had a lot of people rooting for them.”

They finish the season with an overall record of 42-23, making them one of four teams with four straight 40-win seasons, joining Arkansas, East Carolina, and Southern Miss.

Dylan DeLucia was named MVP of the College World Series.

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