DeLucia shuts out Arkansas, sends Rebels to 1st CWS finals

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Mississippi staring pitcher Dylan DeLucia (44) throws a pitch in the first inning against Arkansas during an NCAA College World Series baseball game Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mississippi advanced to face Oklahoma in the College World Series finals, with Dylan DeLucia pitching a four-hitter in a 2-0 victory over Arkansas in a bracket final. Kevin Graham’s run-scoring double in the fourth inning held up for the Rebels, the last team picked for an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament.

DeLucia outdueled Connor Noland in a matchup of aces and turned in his second straight dominant CWS performance.

He struck out seven and walked none against the Razorbacks. He has pitched 16 2/3 CWS innings and has allowed one run and eight hits. He’s fanned 17 and walked none.

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