REACTION VIDEO: Ole Miss Baseball Players Find out They’ve Made the NCAA Tourney
OXFORD, Miss. — Monday morning was a memorable day for Ole Miss baseball as the Rebels found out they did, indeed, make the 2022 NCAA Baseball Tournament after so many had counted them out. This marks the 25th time in Ole Miss history the Rebels have made the NCAA Tournament, and it’s the 18th in 22 seasons under Coach Bianco.
Ole Miss is the No. 3 seed in the Coral Gables Regional that is scheduled for June 3-6 at Mark Light Field.
Miami is the No. 1 seed in the regional and the No. 6 seed overall in the nation, followed by No. 2 Arizona, and No. 4 Canisius.
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SEC TEAMS IN THE TOURNEY
The Rebels finished the season 32-22, overall, and 14-16 in the SEC, winning eight of their last 10 games. But after Ole Miss lost 3-1 to Vanderbilt, the bubble was a very small place, hence the so-called experts counting the Rebels out.
Conventional wisdom had Ole Miss battling with fellow SEC teams Alabama and Kentucky to gain entry to the postseason tourney. As it turned out, neither the Tide nor the Wildcats made the field of 64.
Nine SEC teams are in the NCAA Baseball Tournament field which was announced this morning. https://t.co/UMoWs9t4bg
— The Next Round (@NextRoundLive) May 30, 2022
A total of nine SEC teams did make the tournament: Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, LSU, Auburn, and Vanderbilt.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.