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Mississippi edges Washington 3-2 to win regional

Mississippi edges Washington 3-2 to win regional

Washington outfielder Brian Wolfe reacts after a Mississippi hit bounces away from him in the first inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament championship game in Oxford, Miss., Monday, June 2, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

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 either travel to Louisiana-Lafayette or host Mississippi State in the Super Regional round this weekend.

Washington pitcher Will Ballowe (15) throws against Mississippi in the first inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament championship game in Oxford, Miss., Monday, June 2, 2014.
Washington pitcher Will Ballowe (15) throws against Mississippi in the first inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament championship game in Oxford, Miss., Monday, June 2, 2014. AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

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.

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