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Dylan DeLucia, Ole Miss shut down Arkansas at College World Series - The Athletic

The Ole Miss Rebels beat SEC West rival Arkansas 2-0 on Thursday afternoon behind a dominant pitching effort from junior ace Dylan DeLucia.

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OMAHA, Neb. — Ole Miss’ 40th win of the season was its best yet. The Rebels beat SEC West rival Arkansas 2-0 on Thursday afternoon behind a dominant pitching effort from junior ace Dylan DeLucia to secure a spot against Oklahoma in the College World Series finals.

DeLucia, a right-hander from Port Orange, Fla., earned his eighth win of the season and his second at this CWS after he threw 7 2/3 innings in Ole Miss’ opening-game victory against Auburn.

He was even better against the Razorbacks, allowing four hits to go with seven strikeouts and no walks in the complete-game performance.

The Rebels, awarded the final at-large berth in the 64-team NCAA postseason, started SEC play by losing 14 of their first 21 conference games. They’ve won eight of nine this month, now in need of two victories against the Sooners to win the program’s first national championship.

The best-of-three championship series begins Saturday. Oklahoma earned its spot with a win Wednesday against Texas A&M.

Seniors Kevin Graham and Justin Bench collected two hits apiece for Ole Miss, which scored in the fourth and seventh innings against Arkansas senior right-hander Connor Noland.

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