Ole Miss-Western Kentucky: Drew Pomeranz Produces Clutch Pitching

The Dead Guy SECAnalyst IJune 1, 2009

Drew Pomeranz firmly entrenched himself in Ole Miss lore with as clutch of a pitching performance as you'll ever see, and, more than likely, the greatest pitching performance in Ole Miss history.

Coming back on just two days rest, Pom pitched a complete game, tying a school record with 16 Ks and giving up just two hits and an unearned run.

How the first hit he gave up was not ruled an error, I'll never know, and, yet, I won't care.

When Pom came back out in the ninth, my first thought was of game one in the Tempe Super Regional a couple of years ago, when Bianco left Kline in an inning that was too long.

Pom had just gone seven innings a couple of nights ago. How much gas could he have left? The answer is now obvious: a lot.

I'll give a big tip of the Dead Guy cap to Western Kentucky, though, who tried their best to wreck another Oxford Regional. They just ran out of gas tonight after five games in four days. Their 2-4 hitters are better than a lot of SEC teams, but they were just outmatched tonight against Pom.