College World Series 2022: Wednesday Winners, Scores, Bracket Results

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 22, 2022

Oklahoma's Jimmy Crooks (3) runs the bases after hitting a three run homer in the first inning against Texas A&M during an NCAA College World Series baseball game Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)
AP Photo/John Peterson

Only four baseball teams remained in the NCAA Men's College World Series heading into Wednesday.

Oklahoma, which is hoping to replicate the championship success of the 2022 Sooners softball team, entered the day in Omaha, Nebraska, looking to make the best-of-three finals with a win over Texas A&M.

Ole Miss, which is going for its first-ever CWS Finals appearance, had a chance to make it to the final round with a victory over SEC rival Arkansas.

The final four teams were in the double-elimination portion of the College World Series. Texas A&M and Arkansas began Wednesday with one loss apiece, so they needed to take two from undefeated Oklahoma and Ole Miss, respectively, in this round to stay alive.

Here's a look at the day's action alongside the remaining schedule.

Wednesday's Results

Oklahoma 5, Texas A&M 1 (Oklahoma advances to CWS Finals.)

Arkansas 3, Ole Miss 2

Thursday's Schedule

Ole Miss vs. Arkansas: 7 p.m. ET (elimination game to determine CWS finalist)

College World Series Finals Schedule (Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss/Arkansas Winner)

Game 1: Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m. ET

Game 2: Sunday, June 26, at 3 p.m. ET

Game 3 (if necessary): Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m. ET

Oklahoma 5, Texas A&M 1

The battery led the Sooners to their first CWS appearance since 1994 following a 5-1 win over Texas A&M.

On the mound, starting pitcher David Sandlin struck out 12 over seven innings of one-run ball.

Oklahoma Baseball @OU_Baseball

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿคฏ<br><br>12 ๐Ÿ…บs from <a href="https://twitter.com/Sandman__29?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Sandman__29</a> is tied for the most by a Big 12 pitcher in an <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MCWS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MCWS</a> game. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sooners?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sooners</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/oklahOMAHA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#oklahOMAHA</a> <a href="https://t.co/oQwMrBPKts">pic.twitter.com/oQwMrBPKts</a>

Oklahoma Baseball @OU_Baseball

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At the dish, catcher Jimmy Crooks gave OU all it needed offensively with a three-run, first-inning homer.

Oklahoma Baseball @OU_Baseball

๐—๐—ถ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐Ÿ—ฃ<br><br>๐Ÿ“บ ESPN<a href="https://twitter.com/jimmy_crooks22?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jimmy_crooks22</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaunchPad?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaunchPad</a><br>โ˜„ <a href="https://t.co/GliHPxrKAm">https://t.co/GliHPxrKAm</a> <a href="https://t.co/mr43UkpPvl">pic.twitter.com/mr43UkpPvl</a>

Peyton Graham added another run for the Sooners after hitting a third-inning double and scoring on an error.

Sandlin ran into some trouble in the top of the fourth after Austin Bost walked and Ryan Targac singled, but the right-hander struck out the next three batters to preserve the 4-0 edge.

OU scored its fifth and final run when Tanner Treadway knocked in John Spikerman with an RBI single to extend his hitting streak to 17 games.

The Aggies got one back courtesy of a Dylan Rock solo homer in the sixth, but they were unable to get a runner past first base for the rest of the game.

Texas A&M Baseball @AggieBaseball

Rock gets one back! ๐Ÿชจโญ๏ธ <a href="https://t.co/DWQfhT6PIc">pic.twitter.com/DWQfhT6PIc</a>

The Sooners improved to 45-22 on the year. They are looking for their third College World Series crown. The Aggies finished the season 44-20.

Arkansas 3, Ole Miss 2

Arkansas survived a late Ole Miss rally to defeat the Rebels 3-2 and force a win-or-go-home game Thursday for the second championship spot.

The two teams traded solo homers in the second inning to get on the board. Chris Lanzilli did the honors for Arkansas, while Kemp Alderman got it done for Ole Miss.

Arkansas Baseball @RazorbackBSB

Career HR No. 53 for <a href="https://twitter.com/Chrislanz20?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Chrislanz20</a> <a href="https://t.co/lBQw0Hvla8">pic.twitter.com/lBQw0Hvla8</a>

Ole Miss Baseball @OleMissBSB

KEMP ANSWERS!<br><br>๐Ÿ“บ ESPN <a href="https://t.co/I4Sa9VLV0q">pic.twitter.com/I4Sa9VLV0q</a>

Neither team scored until the fifth, when Brady Slavens put Arkansas up 2-1 with a moonshot to dead center field.

Arkansas Baseball @RazorbackBSB

You almost never see anyone go to dead center at this ballpark...<br><br>Except if it's <a href="https://twitter.com/brady_slavens?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@brady_slavens</a> <a href="https://t.co/FSLONtRooZ">pic.twitter.com/FSLONtRooZ</a>

NCAA Baseball @NCAABaseball

That blast gives <a href="https://twitter.com/brady_slavens?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@brady_slavens</a> the longest HR distance of the 2022 Men's College World Series!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MCWS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MCWS</a> x <a href="https://twitter.com/RazorbackBSB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RazorbackBSB</a> <a href="https://t.co/UdjfXuzJS0">pic.twitter.com/UdjfXuzJS0</a>

NCAA Baseball @NCAABaseball

Did you knowโ‰๏ธ <a href="https://twitter.com/brady_slavens?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@brady_slavens</a> is the 3rd player to ever hit a home run in any college game into the gap between the seats in CF at <a href="https://twitter.com/CharlesSchwabFO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CharlesSchwabFO</a>, joining Florida's Peter Alonso and Florida State's Dylan Busby . Like Slavens; Alonso &amp; Busby's homers also came during the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MCWS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MCWS</a>. <a href="https://t.co/VAUFv3abc0">pic.twitter.com/VAUFv3abc0</a>

Arkansas Baseball @RazorbackBSB

According to <a href="https://twitter.com/NCAABaseball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NCAABaseball</a>:<a href="https://twitter.com/brady_slavens?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@brady_slavens</a>'s 436-foot dinger is the longest tracked home run in College World Series history at Charles Schwab Field Omaha. <a href="https://t.co/bkaMdRs6jC">pic.twitter.com/bkaMdRs6jC</a>

Arkansas scored again in the eighth after a Michael Turner single scored Cayden Wallace, who doubled to start the inning.

Arkansas Baseball @RazorbackBSB

Insurance run provided by none other than <a href="https://twitter.com/MBTurner5?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MBTurner5</a> <a href="https://t.co/ii7yGBibGB">pic.twitter.com/ii7yGBibGB</a>

The Razorbacks had the potential for a monster frame after loading up the bases with one out, but back-to-back strikeouts ended the threat.

Both teams traded 1-2-3 innings before Ole Miss' final shot in the bottom of the ninth. An Alderman single and a pair of hit batsmen loaded the bases with no one out.

Left-handed pitcher Zack Morris then came on in relief and registered a strikeout and flyout to short left field to get his first two batters.

However, a Justin Bench infield RBI single cut the lead in half. Jacob Gonzalez then walked to the dish with a chance to send the Rebels to the finals. He served one into left field, but Jace Bohrofen caught the easy flyout to end the game.

Arkansas Baseball @RazorbackBSB

In <a href="https://twitter.com/ZackMorris55?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ZackMorris55</a> we trust <a href="https://t.co/pbXrZVAnsJ">pic.twitter.com/pbXrZVAnsJ</a>

Alderman's three hits led all players. Wallace, Lanzilli and Slavens each had two for Ole Miss.

On the mound, Arkansas starting pitcher Hagen Smith and relief pitcher Evan Taylor combined for eight innings of one-run ball and 12 strikeouts.

Now it's win-and-in for both teams as Arkansas and Ole Miss meet again Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, with the winner facing the Sooners in the championship.