The Ole Miss softball team continued its Cinderella-esque unbeaten postseason run as it won yet again on Sunday, beating North Carolina 7-2 to reach the Super Regionals of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
The Rebels (43-18) fell behind 2-0 after two innings against North Carolina (40-21), but they rallied in the fourth inning to tie it at 2. Two innings later, Brittany Finney crushed a 2-run home run to give the Rebels a 4-2 lead, their first of the game. The Rebels added 3 more runs in the top of the seventh for the final tally.
The late run support was more than enough for star pitcher Kaitlin Lee, who threw another complete game for the Rebels. Lee, the MVP of the SEC Tournament, allowed just 2 runs on 5 hits against the Tar Heels, walking 2 and striking out 6. Her Sunday performance followed her shutouts in the first two games of the regional against Arizona State and Southern Illinois.
The Rebels will face the winner of the Los Angeles Regional, which will be either UCLA or Cal State Fullerton. If UCLA wins, the Rebels will play in Los Angeles. If Cal State Fullerton wins, the Rebels will host the Super Regional.
Ole Miss joins Florida, Auburn, Kentucky, Texas A&M and Tennessee as SEC teams to advance to the Super Regionals. Alabama, LSU and South Carolina have the potential to join them.
Ole Miss Softball box score