Oklahoma State Defeats Ole Miss, 5-4



May 25, 2001

NEW ORLEANS, La.- Luke Powell hit a two-out double off the left field fence to score Jose Virgil in the top of the 10th inning to lead third-seeded Oklahoma State to a 5-4 win over second-seeded Ole Miss at Turchin Field in the New Orleans Regional on Friday.

With the win, Oklahoma State improves to 41-20 and advances to play the winner of the second game between top-seeded Tulane and No. 4 seed Southern. Ole Miss drops to 38-22-1 and will meet the loser of the second game at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Powell's double came after Ole Miss had scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings. After a Nebassett Brown ground out started the 10th for OSU, Virgil reached on a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Brad Bouris flew out to center to give the Cowboys two outs, but Powell's blast off the wall sent in Virgil from second.

Ole Miss had a chance to tie the game yet again in the bottom of the 10th with runners on second and third with two outs, but OSU freshman pitcher Daniel Rew caught Craig Nugen looking to end the game. The Rebels stranded 12 runners in the game, including two each in the first, seventh and 10th.

Joe Weaver (8-0) pitched two innings to claim the win for Oklahoma State, allowing just one earned run with three strikeouts. Rew faced just five batters to pick up his second save of the season. Nick Bradshaw (4-2) took the loss for Ole Miss, allowing one earned run in an inning and two-thirds.