The Road to Omaha: Day 9

OMAHA, Neb. — Ole Miss is still alive and kicking in the heartland. The Rebels’ balanced offensive lineup finally showed in the College World Series, and at just the right time. Sikes Orvis and Will Allen combined for six hits and five RBIs in the 6-4 win over TCU at TD Ameritrade Park.

Ole Miss (48-20) also great relief pitching from Josh Laxer, Wyatt Short and Aaron Greenwood to keep the Horned Frogs. After tying the game at 3-3 in the fourth, TCU only managed a solo home run Kevin Cron in the sixth.

Here is a picture of the Omaha World-Leader Sports page today. A lot of love for Allen.

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Here is a video of Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco following Thursday night’s win.

http://youtu.be/90TvED8C43M

As the Rebels fought off elimination and are now two wins from the CWS Championship Series, Vanderiblt is one win away. The Commodores won their first two games and have been off since Monday. They return to action today at 2 against Texas. Here is a story on the ‘Dores.

http://msn.foxsports.com/tennessee/story/tim-corbin-s-vanderbilt-program-poised-to-reach-new-heights-061914

Things to do

When you’re in a certain place for a long time, you have to find things to do. One of those things, in between games and practices and writing, was crossing the Missouri River on the pedestrian bridge right near TD Ameritrade Park. The locals told me this was the famous “bridge to nowhere” some may have read about five years ago. It cost over $50 million and it spans Iowa and Nebraska. I actually was in two states at one time.

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Here is a picture of Wednesday’s sunset, with the Texas-UC Irvine going on in the backdrop.

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