Ole Miss used a four-run eighth inning to defeat TCU 6-2 in their NCAA Tournament opener. The win capped a comeback after falling behind 2-0 midway through the game.
TCU starter Preston Morrison gave up two earned runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Both runs came in the sixth inning and tied the game after the Horned Frogs had taken a 2-0 lead with runs in the first and fourth inning.
In the eighth inning, TCU pitchers Brandon Finnegan and Kevin Allen combined to give up four runs while recording just one out, and Ole Miss took a big lead. TCU was led at the plate by Kevin Cron, who went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Kyle Von Tungeln went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
The Rebels were led by designated hitter Sikes Orvis, who went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI single in that eighth inning. Starter Bobby Wahl gave up two earned runs on four hits over seven innings.