TCU battled back to tie the game twice after Ole Miss grabbed a lead, but the Rebels put the game away late surviving their second “must win” game with a 6-4 win Thursday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.
Ole Miss took a 3-0 lead in the third inning only to see the Horned Frogs score three in the fourth frame as TCU sent a 2014 CWS-high nine hitters to the plate. The Rebels then took a 4-3 lead in the fifth yet TCU tied it up with a run in the bottom of the inning.
Ole Miss added runs in the seventh and ninth to seal the victory.
Ole Miss used four pitchers to hold down TCU, which entered the game hitting just .238 in the NCAA tournament. The Horned Frogs went 1-for-8 overall with runners in scoring position and 0-for-2 with the bases loaded. The Rebels’ bullpen allowed only one hit, one run, three walks and struck out six in 5.2 innings.
Now UM will face Virginia at 7 p.m. CT Friday.