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Wicker, Hyde-Smith celebrate Ole Miss NCAA College World Series victory



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The University of Mississippi baseball team has won the 2022 NCAA College World Series, bringing the trophy home to Mississippi for the second year in a row. U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) late Tuesday delivered floor speeches on the NCAA Division I achievement.

In her remarks, Hyde-Smith noted how college-level baseball has energized the state.

“Mississippi’s energy has been electric following the win, especially as Ole Miss’ first-ever national baseball championship this year occurred after Pearl River Community College clinched the NJCAA Division II baseball championship in June and after Mississippi State University’s win just last year,” Hyde-Smith said. “Mississippi’s sports culture is strong and is not to be underestimated. We take great pride in the legacy and inspiring example of these young athletes and their coaches.”

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), an Ole Miss graduate, on Tuesday also introduced a resolution commemorating the Rebel baseball team, including recognition of the individual efforts of several players and the combined team effort. U.S. Representatives Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) and Michael Guest (R-Miss.) will introduce a companion resolution in the House of Representatives.

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