Ole Miss eliminated
May 27, 2001
NEW ORLEANS The Ole Miss Rebels were eliminated from the New Orleans Regional late Saturday night with a 16-7 loss to Oklahoma State.
Earlier in the day, Ole Miss stayed alive in the postseason as Ronnie Goodwin tossed a three-hitter and the Rebels knocked Southern University out with a 10-2 win.
Second-seeded Ole Miss (39-23-1) saw its season end while the Cowboys advance to the finals today against Tulane.
Burney Hutchinson hit a pair of two-run homers for the Rebels against Southern, who scored seven runs in the first four innings.
Hutchinson finished 2-for-4 at the plate and tied a career-high with four RBIs. The home runs were his 13th and 14th of the season, and it was his third career multi-home run game.
His first home run highlighted a four-run first inning as Ole Miss took a 4-0 lead. Hutchinson's second homer of the afternoon came in the fourth to make it 7-0.
Former Meridian Community College standout Josh Christian went 2-for-5 and hit his 13th home run of the year, a solo shot in the second to extend the Rebels' lead to 5-0.
Ole Miss out-hit Southern 9-3 on the afternoon.
Goodwin (5-2) struck out seven and walked one. He had given up only one hit and had a shutout with one out in the ninth.