Ole Miss pulls away to beat Binghamton, stay alive in Raleigh regional
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Austin Anderson had four hits and an RBI, and Mississippi pulled away to beat Binghamton 8-4 on Saturday in an elimination game in the Raleigh regional.
The second-seeded Rebels (38-23) scored two runs in the seventh inning and four more in the eighth to avoid their first 0-2 tournament appearance since 2004.
Tanner Mathis broke a 2-all tie with an RBI single in the seventh off Jake Lambert (7-3). Anderson followed two batters later with his run-scoring single.
Two unearned runs scored an inning later on first baseman Brian Ruby's fielding error on Anderson's grounder to make it 8-2.
Ole Miss ace Bobby Wahl (10-0) allowed eight hits and struck out two in seven innings.
Zach Blanden had four hits -- giving him seven for the tournament -- for fourth-seeded Binghamton (30-25), which tied it in the sixth on Jordon Smucker's sacrifice fly.