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Fitt: Many Heroes Emerge To Help Ole Miss Realize Impossible Dream

College World Series

OMAHA — As he milled around the infield at Charles Schwab Field about 20 minutes after the final out had been recorded, exchanging hugs and accepting congratulations with a giant smile plastered to his face, Ole Miss pitching coach Carl Lafferty was still in a fog. Then he uttered a sentiment surely shared by many of the 20,000-plus Ole Miss supporters crammed into the ballpark on Sunday afternoon.

“This isn’t real,” said Lafferty, the longest-tenured assistant coach in the SEC, a man who has been through the wars alongside head coach Mike Bianco for 16 seasons. “This is not real.”


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