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Live Blog: UVA vs. Ole Miss in the College World Series

college world seriesAugusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during tonight’s College World Series nightcap pitting #3 national seed UVA (49-14) and Ole Miss (46-19).

Game time is 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT in Omaha, Neb.

ESPN2 will air the game, while the broadcast also will be streamed online via the WatchESPN app. wina 1070-AM and will carry the live radio broadcast, while SiriusXM Channel 91 will air the national broadcast on satellite radio. Select stations also the Virginia Sports Radio Network also will pick up the coverage.
Live statistics (GameTracker) also will be located on

The live stats also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.

Starting Pitchers
UVa: LHP Nathan Kirby (9-2, 1.74 ERA)
Ole Miss: RHP Chris Ellis (10-2, 2.45 ERA)

Tale of the Tape
The Rebels rank 14th in the nation in batting average (.303), though UVA, which is hitting a full 22 points lower at .281, actually gets on base at a better clip (.379 to .372).

The Rebels score 6.1 runs per game (12th in the nation) to Virginia’s 5.6 runs per game offensive output (tied for 37th).

Both teams are also adept at run prevention – Virginia ranking fifth nationally with a 2.31 team ERA, and Ole Miss 16th in the country with a 2.72 ERA.

One key difference would be on defense, where Virginia’s unit has the third best fielding percentage in the country (.982, with 45 errors in 63 games), and Ole Miss at 77th nationally with a .971 fielding percentage (73 errors in 65 games).

The ‘Hoos has allowed 23 unearned runs in 2014; Ole Miss has allowed 39 unearned runs thus far this season.

Final stat: run differential. Virginia: 2.92 runs/game. Ole Miss: 2.69 runs/game.