Ole Miss rallies to knock off Oklahoma, win first men's College World Series

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After sneaking into the men’s College World Series with the final at-large bid, Ole Miss is leaving Omaha with its first national championship.

The Rebels rallied to beat Oklahoma, 4-2, on Sunday at Charles Schwab Field, which gave them the 2-0 series win over the Sooners and the program's first national title.

Jack Dougherty of the Ole Miss Rebels
Ole Miss took home its first College World Series title Sunday afternoon. (Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Ole Miss, after trailing 2-1 in the seventh, rallied in the eighth after an RBI single from shortstop Jacob Gonzalez. The Rebels then scored twice more after a pair of wild pitches from Oklahoma closer Trevin Michael.

Gonzalez got Ole Miss on the board first in the sixth after he hit a deep solo homer. He had gone 3-of-22 at the plate before that homer in Omaha.

That resulted in a quick two-run swing after a wild top half of that inning, where Oklahoma seemingly scored first after a bunt from John Spikerman. Yet a replay showed the ball drilling Spikerman in the back of the leg just before he got to first base, which resulted in him being called out, the runners being reset and the run he hit in coming off the board.

Ole Miss ended the year with 18 wins in their final 22 games while sneaking into the tournament. It went 5-1 in Omaha after sweeping its way through both regionals.

The series sweep is the first at the MCWS championship since 2017.

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