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2014 Oxford Regional: Day 1 Recap

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.

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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.

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