Publish Date: 05/28/2018
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
The Ole Miss Rebels are coming into the Oxford Regional red hot and smoking riding high off a massive SEC Tournament Championship win over the LSU Tigers. With the win, Ole Miss locked up a top-eight seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host a regional starting on Friday as they play host to St. Louis at Swayze Field.
The Rebels will come into the NCAA Tournament as the 4th number one top-eight seed and will have home-field advantage throughout the NCAA Tournament all the way through to the College World Series. Having home field advantage will be huge as the Rebels are averaging well over 10,000 per game including several sellouts of well over 12,000 per game.
Ole Miss will start the run to Omaha with a game against the 4th seed St. Louis Billikens who are champions of the A-10.
Tennessee Tech out of the OVC will be coming into Oxford as the number two seed in the region and will face the four seed Missouri State out of the Missouri Valley in the first game on Friday. With the winner playing likely Ole Miss on Saturday.
Ole Miss and St. Louis will be facing off for the ninth time in program history with the Rebels winning the previous eight matchups with the Billikens. The last matchup came in 2013 where the Rebels outlasted the Billikens in eleven innings by a score of 8-7.
The winner of the Oxford Regional will face the winner of the Austin Regional in the Super Regional for a birth in the College World Series. Ole Miss is the likely lucky team to make it out of Oxford with a chance at either Texas or Texas A&M for a shot to play in the College World Series.
One thing is for certain this Regional will be rocking with high flying excitement and energy as the Swayze crazies will be out in full force on Friday. The Oxford Regional will be one for the history books for Rebel Nation as they look to carry the Rebels to Omaha.
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