College World Series: Ole Miss blows Game 1 open with back-to-back-to-back HRs in win over Oklahoma
But Ole Miss rode hot bats in the eighth to ensure that it would leave Saturday with a 1-0
lead in the best-of-three championship series. TJ McCants, Calvin Harris and
Bench hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to blow the game open en route to a 10-3 win.
McCants got the hit party started with a man on second and two outs as Ole Miss held
a 4-2 lead. He lifted an 83 mph Chazz Martinez breaking ball over the right
field wall and into a celebratory Ole Miss bullpen to extend the lead to 6-2.
Two pitches later, Martinez had Harris in an 0-1 hole. He'd like to have his second pitch back.
Harris launched the 92 mph fastball 430 feet and deep into the right
centerfield stands to extend the lead to 7-2. Video: See Ole Miss baseball fans celebrate winning Game
1 of CWS finals at Swayze Field watch party (USA TODAY SPORTS)
Martinez remained in the game. Three pitches later, Bench sent his 85 mph 1-1
breaking ball 379 feet and over the left centerfield wall to the delight of a raucous Ole
Miss crowd that made the trek to Omaha. The back-to-back-to-back jacks marked the
first time since 1998 that a College World Series team recorded home runs via three