OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Virginia is headed to its first College World Series after beating Mississippi 5-1 on Sunday to win the super regional series.
Matt Packer, in his third appearance of the series, and three others combined for 10 strikeouts and allowed just seven hits as the Cavaliers (48-13-1) set the school record for wins in a season. Virginia improved to 5-1 since the NCAA tournament began and has done it with pitching, allowing just nine earned runs.
The Rebels (44-20) have lost four straight super regionals over the last five seasons.
The Cavaliers took advantage of three errors and stole six bases, while the Rebels stranded eight runners and were 0 for 3 with runners in scoring position.