A day after being named a regional host site, Ole Miss learned its regional opponents and what regional it is paired with.
The Rebels will play No. 4 seed Jacksonville State on Friday while No. 2 seed Illinois and No. 3 seed Clemson square off earlier in the day. Jacksonville State won the Ohio Valley Conference. Illinois went 36-19 and finished third in the Big 10 with a 15-9 record. Clemson finished with a record of 34-24 and finished fourth in the ACC Atlantic division at 15-15.
The Rebels will likely fave Gamecock right-hander Garrett Farmer, who boasts a 5-1 record, 2.24 ERA. He struck out 104 and walked 12 in 100.2 innings.
The Oxford regional is paired with the Fayetteville regional hosted by Arkansas. The Rebels went 3-2 against the No. 5 national seed Razorbacks, playing three on the road and two at a neutral site in the SEC Tournament. First pitch between Ole Miss and Jacksonville State on Friday is slated for 7 P.M. CT.