Ole Miss routs Southern Miss 10-0 in super regional opener

Jun 11, 2022, 4:46 AM | Updated: 4:55 pm
Southern Mississippi catcher Rodrigo Montenegro stands near the plate as Mississippi's Jacob Gonzal...

Southern Mississippi catcher Rodrigo Montenegro stands near the plate as Mississippi's Jacob Gonzalez scores during the third inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

              Mississippi pitcher Dylan DeLucia (44) pitches against Southern Mississippi in the fourth inning of an NCAA college baseball super regional game against Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Southern Mississippi pitcher Hurston Waldrep (2) throws against Mississippi in the third inning of an NCAA college baseball super regional game against Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Mississippi's Peyton Chatagnier (1) celebrates as he scores a run against Southern Mississippi in the fourth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against Southern Mississippi, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Mississippi's Garrett Wood (40) reacts after hitting a double in the fourth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against Southern Mississippi, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Mississippi pitcher Dylan DeLucia (44) pitches against Southern Mississippi in the fourth inning of an NCAA college baseball super regional game against Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Home plate umpire Linus Baker, left, receives a cool towel massage to his head from a trainer between innings of an NCAA college baseball super regional game, between Mississippi and Southern Mississippi, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Mississippi coach Mike Bianco uses a communications device during the fourth inning of the team's NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game against Southern Mississippi, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Southern Mississippi's Danny Lynch (26) gets hit by a Mississippi pitch during the second inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Mississippi's Tim Elko (25) swings at Southern Mississippi pitch during the first inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
            
              Southern Mississippi catcher Rodrigo Montenegro stands near the plate as Mississippi's Jacob Gonzalez scores during the third inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Tim Elko drove in the first run of the game with a single and added a two-run double in a seven-run sixth inning to power Mississippi to a 10-0 romp over No. 11 overall seed Southern Mississippi in the first round of the Hattiesburg Super Regional on Saturday.

Ole Miss (36-22) and Southern Miss (47-18) will play again on Sunday. A win by the Rebels would send them to the College World Series. If the Golden Eagles win it would force a deciding game on Monday. Ole MIss is aiming for its sixth CWS appearance but just its second since 1972. The Rebels have never won the event. Southern Miss has made just one appearance — in 2009.

The Rebels took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third on Elko’s single and a sacrifice fly by Kemp Alderman. Garrett Wood made it 3-0 with a RBI double in the fourth.

Ole Miss broke the game open in the sixth. Justin Bench was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the first run. Jacob Gonzalez singled in a run and back-to-back doubles by Elko and Kevin Graham pushed the lead to 9-0. Hayden Dunhurst singled in Graham for the final run.

Dylan DeLucia (6-2) pitched 5 2/3 innings in a start for the Rebels, allowing only four hits and two walks while striking out nine. Jack Dougherty permitted only one baserunner — on a hit by pitch — in the final 3 1/3 innings to notch his second save.

Hurston Waldrep (6-2) was tagged with the loss for the Golden Eagles. He allowed five runs — four earned — on six hits and four walks in five innings. Twelve of the 15 batters Waldrep retired were by strikeouts.

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