Jun 10, 2014 1:48 AM by KATC
An historic season for the Ragin' Cajun baseball team has come to a disappointing end.
One night after Ole Miss capitalized on Cajun errors to force a winner-take-all third game of the Lafayette Super Regional, the Rebels once again took advantage of UL's miscues to take a 10-4 victory, clinching a berth in the College World Series.The Cajuns jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning.
The Rebels bounced back quickly. Back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning--a two-run jack from Austin Anderson and a solo shot from Sikes Orvis--gave Ole Miss a 3-1 lead.
UL pulled back later in the frame. Ryan Leonards doubled to center field, driving in Dylan Butler to tie the game.
Ole Miss regained the lead in the fifth inning, scoring two runs--one on a passed ball, and the other off an Auston Bousfield hit.
The Cajuns pulled within one in the seventh inning. Seth Harrison hit a line drive down the third base line to score Tyler Girouard. Caleb Adams attempted to score on the same play, but he was thrown out at the plate to retire the side.
Ole Miss tacked an insurance run in the eighth inning and four more runs in the ninth to seal their first College World Series berth since 1972.
The Cajuns finish the 2014 campaign with a record of 58-10--two wins shy of tying the NCAA record for most wins in a season.
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