OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Sikes Orvis hit a run-scoring triple in the top of the 10th inning to push Mississippi past Washington for a 3-2 victory in the championship game of the NCAA tournament’s Oxford Regional.
Ole Miss (44-18) will travel to top-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette, which eliminated Mississippi State 5-3 Monday night to advance to the Super Regional round this weekend.
Washington (41-17-1) threw five pitchers in the game. Alex Nesbitt (0-1) took the loss.
Ole Miss scored first when freshman Colby Bortles hit a solo homer in the second. Washington responded with a run on Branden Berry’s single in the third and then pulled ahead 2-1 on Brian Wolfe’s sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Bortles doubled home a run in the sixth to tie the game 2-2.
Scott Weathersby (2-1) earned the win for Ole Miss.