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Gatlin's pinch single in 9th inning gives Ole Miss 2-1 victory, eliminates Texas Tech from CWS

  • Mississippi's Sikes Orvis (24) reacts after scoring against Texas Tech on a single by Holt Perdzock in the seventh inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)

    Mississippi's Sikes Orvis (24) reacts after scoring against Texas Tech on a single by Holt Perdzock in the seventh inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mississippi's Will Allen, left, is out at first base against Texas Tech first baseman Eric Gutierrez (12) in the fourth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)

    Mississippi's Will Allen, left, is out at first base against Texas Tech first baseman Eric Gutierrez (12) in the fourth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Tech players in the bullpen watch as Mississippi right fielder Will Jamison (4) chases a ball hit by Texas Tech's Adam Kirsch for a triple in the sixth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)

    Texas Tech players in the bullpen watch as Mississippi right fielder Will Jamison (4) chases a ball hit by Texas Tech's Adam Kirsch for a triple in the sixth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)  (The Associated Press)

Pinch hitter John Gatlin's single into short right field over a pulled-in, five-man infield in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Mississippi a 2-1 victory over Texas Tech in a College World Series elimination game Tuesday.

The exciting finish came after Texas Tech had tied it in the top of the ninth.

Ole Miss (47-20) plays TCU or Virginia Thursday. The Red Raiders (45-20) went 0-2 in their first CWS.

Ole Miss won after Colby Bortles walked with one out. Brantley Bell hit a comebacker to Smith, who tried to force out Bortles at second. But he threw high into center field, allowing Bortles to go to third.

Dominic Moreno came on to face Gatlin, with Texas Tech shifting an extra player to the left side of the infield and going with only two outfielders. Gatlin punched a 1-2 pitch over second base, and the celebration was on.