Jun 27, 2022 - Sports

Ole Miss sweeps Oklahoma to win College World Series

The Ole Miss Rebels celebrate on the field.
Photo: Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Ole Miss scored twice on wild pitches in a three-run eighth inning on Sunday to beat Oklahoma, 4-2, and complete the sweep in the College World Series Finals.

Why it matters: The Rebels were the last team to get into the NCAA baseball tournament. One magical run later, they are national champions for the first time in program history.

  • They join the women's golf team (2021) as the only Ole Miss teams with national titles.
  • That's two straight college baseball championships for the Magnolia State (Mississippi State won last year) and three straight for the SEC (Vanderbilt won in 2019).

What they're saying: "I think they've showed a lot of people that you can fall down, you can stumble and you can fail, but that doesn't mean you're a failure," coach Mike Bianco said of his team, which was 22-17 (7-14 SEC) on May 1.

  • "If you continue to work hard, you continue to push and you continue to believe, you can accomplish anything."
  • "That's not some poster or some tweet to motivate you. We've all heard that. These guys have lived that this season.''

The last word: Ole Miss fans threw down thousands of Jell-O shots during their team's CWS run. On Sunday, Gloria Poplin, a self-described "hotty toddy grandma," told ESPN she was ready to get in on the action:

"I ain't never had a Jell-O shot in my 78-year-old life. But I think I am going to go over there and see if they have any of them left. And I ain't going to bed until Wednesday."
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