COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Bobby Wahl pitched seven solid innings, and Sikes Orvis had a two-run single during Mississippi's four-run eighth inning as the Rebels defeated TCU 6-2 in the opening game of the College Station Regional on Friday.
Wahl (7-3) gave up two earned runs and four hits while striking out nine and not allowing a walk. Rebels reliever R.J. Hively closed out the contest with two scoreless innings.
TCU reliever Brandon Finnegan (3-4) took the loss after allowing a walk to Tanner Mathis and a single to Alex Yarbrough to start the eighth in a tied game before he was pulled for Kevin Allen.
Mathis, Yarbrough and Andrew Mistone each had two hits for the Rebels (36-24).
TCU (36-20) played without outfielder Jason Coats, an offensive leader who suffered a knee injury in the regular-season finale and is out for the postseason.