After getting snubbed from hosting a regional site in the NCAA tournament, the Oklahoma Sooners went out and proved just how wrong the selection committee was. After winning the Big 12 tournament title, the Sooners went 8-2 in the NCAA tournament, including 3-0 in the College World Series to advance to the championship series for the first time since 1994.
Oklahoma advanced with an incredible offensive display that featured long bombs and clutch two-out hitting. The pitching staff settled in nicely, especially in the College World Series, where Jake Bennett, Cade Horton, and David Sandlin combined to allow just seven runs in their three starts.
Now the Sooners get set to face another unseeded team in the Ole Miss Rebels who finished tied for last place with Vanderbilt and were eliminated in the single-elimination round of the SEC tournament.
The Rebels though turned it around in the NCAA tournament, sweeping the Coral Gables regional and their Super Regional matchup with Ole Miss. In the College World Series, Ole Miss beat Arkansas two out of three times in low-scoring affairs to advance to the championship series of the College World Series against the Oklahoma Sooners.
As we get set for the College World Series final, here’s where you can catch the action.
Game 1: Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 5 p.m. CT
Game 2: Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 1 p.m. CT
Game 3 (if necessary): Monday, June 27, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT.
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Radio Broadcast: The game can be heard on 99.3 FM and 1400 AM KREF in Oklahoma and nationwide on The Varsity app.
Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss
Players to watch:
Tanner Tredaway: .379 batting average with 9 home runs, 65 RBIs, 18 walks, and 24 stolen bases.
Peyton Graham: .344 batting average with 20 home runs, 71 RBIs, 28 walks, and 34 stolen bases.
John Spikerman: .327 batting average with 2 home runs, 15 RBIs, 21 walks, and 12 stolen bases.
Jimmy Crooks: .311 batting average with 9 home runs, 51 RBIs, 43 walks, and 10 stolen bases.
Blake Robertson: .304 batting average with 5 home runs, 51 RBIs, 68 walks, and 12 stolen bases.
Kendall Pettis: .260 batting average with 5 home runs, 26 RBIs, 31 walks, and 22 stolen bases.
Jackson Nicklaus: .288 batting average with 11 home runs, 35 RBIs, 34 walks, and 6 stolen bases.
Jake Bennett: 10-3 with a 3.66 ERA, 123 strikeouts, and 22 walks allowed in 110.2 innings pitched.
Trevin Michael: 4-1 with a 2.66 ERA, 95 strikeouts, 20 walks allowed, and 10 saves in 67 innings pitched.
Cade Horton: 5-2 with a 5.24 ERA, 51 strikeouts, and 15 walks allowed in 46.1 innings pitched.
David Sandlin: 9-4 with a 5.59 ERA, 102 strikeouts, and 31 walks in 95 innings pitched.
Ole Miss Rebels
Justin Bench: .316 batting average with 3 home runs, 40 RBIs, 25 walks.
Tim Elko: .294 batting average with 23 home runs, 74 RBIs, 43 walks.
Kemp Alderman: .287 batting average with 11 home runs, 45 RBIs, 29 walks.
Jacob Gonzalez: .269 batting average with 17 home runs, 50 RBIs, 49 walks.
Hunter Elliott: 5-3 with a 2.70 ERA, 96 strikeouts, and 32 walks allowed in 73.1 innings pitched.
Dylan DeLucia: 8-2 with a 3.68 ERA, 105 strikeouts, and 26 walks allowed in 95.1 innings pitched.
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