Ole Miss heads to Omaha with championship aspirations

Published 9:51 am Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Ole Miss baseball embarks for Omaha this week for the sixth time in program history, but this Rebels squad isn’t content to just participate in the storied tournament.

Second baseman Peyton Chatagnier summed it up best when asked what it felt like to clinch a spot in the College World Series, saying it is something the players on this team have dreamed of for years.

“It’s something we had talked about and dreamed [of] before the season even started,” he said. “That’s always been a part of our goal [but] obviously our biggest goal is to win the whole thing.”

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Reliever Jack Dougherty echoed Chatagnier’s sentiments.

The sophomore righty said dog-piling on the field in Hattiesburg was “unbelievable,” but added that winning a national championship would “be a lot cooler.”

Ole Miss kicks off their tournament run against a familiar foe in No. 14 Auburn.

The Rebels take on the Tigers in game four of the College World Series at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday. The game will be available on  ESPN2 and the Ole Miss Radio Network.