Ole Miss tops Texas A&M 6-3 in NCAA tournament

By The Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Mike Mayers pitched solid ball into the seventh inning and third-seeded Ole Miss defeated top-seeded Texas A&M 6-3 on Saturday night at the College Station Regional.

Mayers (6-3) limited the Aggies to three runs — two earned — and four hits, and struck out a career-high nine in 6 1/3 innings. Rebels reliever Brett Huber kept the Aggies to a lone hit over the next two innings, and R.J. Hively closed it out by retiring the final two batters with two runners on.

Ole Miss (37-24) scored two runs each in the third, fourth and sixth innings against A&M starter Ross Stripling. Matt Snyder led the Rebels with three RBIs, including a two-run double in the fourth that lifted Ole Miss to a 4-2 lead.

Stripling (10-4) took the loss for the Aggies (43-17) after allowing six runs — five earned — over 7 2/3 innings.

The Rebels move to Sunday’s regional championship game at 6:35 p.m. where they will face the TCU-Texas A&M winner.

If the Rebels lose Sunday the second championship game will be played Monday evening.

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