Nikhazy fans program-best 16, Ole Miss beats Florida St. 4-3

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Doug Nikhazy connected a program record with 16 strikeouts and No. 12 total seed Mississippi beat No. 3 local seed Florida State 4-3 in the winners bracket video game of the Oxford Regional on Saturday night.

Nikhazy (10-2) went 7 innings, permitting 4 hits and 3 runs, 2 made, and setting out every gamer in the Seminoles beginning lineup a minimum of when. He signed up with Robert Earl Siedell (1962), Jamey Cost (1995) and Drew Pomeranz (2009) in the Ole Miss record book for strikeouts in a video game.

Taylor Broadway started out the side in the ninth and made his 15th save of the season with 2 best innings of relief for the Rebels (43-19).

The Seminoles (31-23) and second-seeded Southern Miss will play in a removal video game on Sunday. Ole Miss can clinch the area Sunday night versus the winner and will have a Monday rematch readily available if required.

Logan Lacey and Isaiah Perry struck house runs in Florida State’s three-run 5th inning. Davis Hare (1-2) got the loss for the Seminoles.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.