Ole Miss baseball didn't use starters two months ago.  Now?  Omaha bound.

Ole Miss baseball shuts out Southern Miss, makes College World Series

HATTIESBURG — No matter how many times Ole Miss baseball first baseman Tim Elko warned the world, no one listened. Someone let the Rebs get hot.

Ole Miss baseball shut out Southern Miss 5-0 in Game 2 of the Hattiesburg Super Regional on Sunday, punching the Rebels’ first ticket to the College World Series since 2014 and sixth all-time. Freshman left-hander Hunter Elliott dazzled, allowing three hits in 7⅓ shutout innings with nine strikeouts and no walks. In 18 innings against the No. 11 national seed Golden Eagles, Ole Miss pitchers didn’t allow a run.

Six weeks ago, Ole Miss had a 7-14 SEC record and was in danger of missing the SEC Tournament. The Rebels won eight of their last 11 to sneak into the NCAA Tournament as the last at-large bid selected. Ole Miss rewarded the committee with five straight wins against Arizona, Miami and Southern Miss to complete the turnaround from the bottom of the SEC to the pinnacle of college baseball.

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