OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dylan DeLucia scattered 4 hits in his first shutout for Mississippi, Kevin Graham’s run-scoring double within the fourth held up and the Rebels superior to the School World Sequence finals with a 2–0 victory over Arkansas on Thursday.
The Rebels (40–23), the final staff picked for an at-large bid within the NCAA Event, bounced again from a 3–2 loss to the Razorbacks on Wednesday night time to achieve the finals for the primary time. They’ll face Oklahoma in a best-of-three collection that begins Saturday.
DeLucia (8–2) outdueled Connor Noland in a matchup of aces and turned in his second straight dominant CWS efficiency. DeLucia was even higher than he was towards Auburn within the Rebels’ Omaha opener final Saturday, commanding his fastball and successfully working his slider to either side of the plate.
The junior right-hander struck out Chris Lanzilli to finish the 2-hour, 6-minute recreation. DeLucia pumped his fist and flung his glove earlier than embracing catcher Hayden Dunhurst in entrance of the mound.
DeLucia, who struck out seven and walked none towards the Razorbacks, has pitched 16 2/3 CWS innings and has allowed one run and eight hits. He’s fanned 17 and walked none.
Noland (8–6) was practically pretty much as good as DeLucia, permitting seven hits and hanging out seven in eight innings.
The Rebels broke a scoreless tie within the fourth inning. Justin Bench singled previous second baseman Robert Moore, moved up on a groundout and got here residence when Graham doubled down the right-field line.
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Ole Miss’ different run got here within the seventh when Calvin Harris singled into proper subject after Tim Elko and Graham led off with base hits. Harris was out making an attempt to stretch his hit right into a double, and Noland bought an inning-ending flyout to maintain it a two-run recreation.
Probably the most bother DeLucia encountered got here within the seventh. He retired 18 of 19 batters earlier than Moore, who bought an additional likelihood when catcher Hayden Dunhurst dropped a foul tip on what would have been strike three, chopped a sluggish curler to second for an infield hit. Jalen Battles then reached when shortstop Jacob Gonzalez misplayed a grounder.
The Rebels bought out of the inning when second baseman Peyton Chatagnier went far to his left to choose up Brady Slavens’ floor ball and threw him out at first.
This was the sixth time the Southeastern Convention West rivals met this season. Every staff received three video games, none larger than this one.
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