Washington 8 Georgia Tech 0
OXFORD, Miss. – Tyler Davis began his Saturday at the ballpark by singing along in mock baritone as Seattle’s Macklemore rapped “Can’t Hold Us” over the Oxford-University Stadium’s public-address system.
Man, was he right on about that.
He ended his day with a fist pump — and a place in UW baseball history.
In between, nothing could hold back the Huskies’ Red (Headed) Menace in his debut on his sport’s grandest stage. Using 80-percent straight fastballs that barely got above 85 miles per hour – as usual — Davis threw the first shutout in UW’s 36-game NCAA tournament history. The four-hitter plus timely two-out hitting led Washington to an 8-0 rout of Georgia Tech to begin the rain-delayed Oxford regional.
Ole Miss 12 Jacksonville State 2
OXFORD, Miss. – Junior right-hander Chris Ellis threw a complete game and the Rebels pounded out 17 hits as No. 12 Ole Miss (42-18) defeated Jacksonville State (36-26) by a score of 12-2 to advance at the NCAA Oxford Regional Saturday night.
With the win, the Rebels will face the second-seeded and 14th-ranked Washington Huskies at 3 p.m. tomorrow to play for the right to the championship game of the regional.
Ellis (10-1) picked up the win as he threw his second complete game of the season. The right-hander allowed two runs on eight hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.