Rebels stay perfect, roll past Texas A&M

Published 11:41 pm Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ole Miss stayed undefeated in the College Station Regional, defeating host Texas A&M on Saturday 6-3.

The win puts the Rebels in today’s championship game at 6:35 p.m. The winner of the 12:35 p.m. elimination game between Texas A&M and TCU will play the Rebels in the Regional title game. The Rebels need only a win to earn a berth in the super regional round.

The Aggies took a 2-0 lead in the third, as Tyler Naquin had a RBI double and later scored on a throwing error by Ole Miss starting pitcher Mike Mayers, who overthrew first on Matt Juengel’s bunt.

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The Rebels tied it up in the third, as Tanner Mathis led off with a single and Alex Yarbrough moved him over with another basehit. Matt Snyder grounded out to third to move Mathis and Yarbrough into scoring position. A wild pitch brought home Mathis and Auston Bousfield drove in Yarbrough with a RBI single.

In the fourth, the Rebels took the lead for good. Andrew Mistone reached on an error and Tanner Mathis doubled. Snyder cashed in with a two-RBI double to put Ole Miss up 4-2.

In the sixth, the Rebels slammed the door shut with two more runs. Mistone led off the frame with a single and Mathis later doubled him home. Snyder pitcked up his third RBI of the day with a single.

Mayers went 61⁄3 innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out nine to earn the win for Ole Miss. Brett Huber pitched two innings of scoreless relief. R.J. Hively earned the save.

LSU 7, Oregon State 1

Austin Nola had a triple and two RBIs and Kevin Gausman scattered seven hits in eight innings of work to send LSU to the title game of the Baton Rouge Regional today.

The Tigers will play the winner of Louisiana-Monroe and Oregon State tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Oregon State and La.-Monroe will play at 1:30 p.m.