Ole Miss celebrates Saturday's win against East Carolina (Aaron Fitt)

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Young Rebels Prove Precocious

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OXFORD, Miss. — Heading into opening weekend, the series between No. 10 East Carolina and Ole Miss looked compelling for so many reasons. There was ECU coach Cliff Godwin’s return to his old stomping grounds. There was the intrigue of a matchup between a veteran-laden ECU team coming off a super regional trip facing off against a young Ole Miss squad leaning heavily on the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class. Going into one of college baseball’s rowdiest atmospheres looked like a great test for the Pirates, but a test they were well suited to handle given their experience. But[…]

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