The Ole Miss softball Rebels had their backs to the wall against a Louisiana-Lafayette (52-6) team that was on a 29-game winning streak and leading the nation in total wins after winning a tightly-contested 2-0 game earlier in the weekend.
So what did the softball ladies do? Oh, just beat them twice in one day to advance to their second Super Regional in three years under Mike Smith.
The No. 11 overall seed Rebs (41-18) will now travel to Tuscon, Arizona to take on the No. 6 overall Arizona Wildcats (44-12) for a shot to get to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.
But, first, let’s see how they got there shall we?
Mikayla Allee went yard in the first game today to get things rolling.
After winning the elimination game 5-1, the Rebs had to come back and do it again against ULL at the Ole Miss Softball Complex. Well, the theatrics weren’t over.
Kylan Becker, arguably the best Rebel outfielder of all-time, got to work in the outfield grass, robbing a Cajuns’ home run bid.
Let’s check in on Twitter.
Oh my God Kylan Becker— Juco All-American (@JucoRCR) May 19, 2019
KYLAN. BECKER. MY. GOD.#OleMiss CF just robbed an unreal home run.— Nathanael Gabler (@ngabler4) May 19, 2019
Good enough for No. 1 on Sportscenter’s Top 10 Plays, no big deal.
Later in the 5th inning while sporting a 3-0 lead, new Rebel pitcher Molly Jacobson unfortunately gave up a three-run dinger to bring us even. Not good.
But, have no fear, this Rebel team doesn’t flinch.
Louisiana-Lafayette took the lead on a wild pitch in the top half of the sixth, but Smith’s team didn’t hear no bell.
And with that, the stage was set for Kaylee Horton...
And what happens when you walk-off a 50+ win team to advance to the Super Regionals?
MOVE THAT STACKED SCRIPT!
Hell, even the Diamondsharks were out there. They know what’s up.
Shout out to the ladies for getting it done at home. Now go out to the desert and shock the world. You’ve got the Cup behind you in full force.