Pitching, power lift Ole Miss over OU in CWS finals opener

by | Jun 25, 2022 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. — Jack Dougherty knew for 24 hours he would get the ball for Mississippi in Game 1 of the College World Series finals Saturday night, and he didn’t want to jinx himself.“I tried not to think about it too much,” he said. “I wanted to go out there and be myself. I found out yesterday I was starting. My mom got mad at me because I didn’t tell her. I didn’t want to get into my own head. I wanted to go out there and pitch.”Oh, he pitched.Dougherty carried a perfect game into the sixth inning in his first start in nearly three months, the Rebels broke things open with three home runs in a row in the eighth, and they went on to beat Oklahoma 10-3.Ole Miss (41-23) can secure its first national title in baseball with a victory Sunday. Oklahoma (45-23) must win to tie the best-of-three finals and force a deciding game Monday.Rebels coach Mike Bianco said he’ll repeat the same message he delivered to his players Saturday.“Go for it,” he said he told them. “You’re here to win a national …

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